Guest to direct Wind Ensemble performance

December 9, 2002

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PLATTEVILLE - Music will envelope the senses when the UW-Platteville Wind Ensemble performs Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts.

Guest conductor William Intriligator, the music director of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and UWP director of bands Barry Ellis will direct the ensemble. Intrilligator will lead a three-movement piece entitled "First Suite in E Flat" by Gustuv Holst. Intriligator has previously conducted the Savannah Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Duluth-Superior Symphony. He has also been a regular guest with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, leading the ensemble at home and on tour. Ellis is in his 12th year conducting at UWP.

The ensemble plans to perform "Variance on a Medieval Tune" by Norman Dello Joio, a theme and variation on a tune popularly known as "Good Christian Men Rejoice," called "Indulci Jubilo." The group will also perform "The Chimes of Liberty" by Edwin Franko and a "Eulogy for a Young American" by Ronald Lo Presti, which was written as a eulogy after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The Wind Ensemble "Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble" by David Gilliangham, is a piece that features four percussion student solos. The performers use a wide variety of instruments in this piece.

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