Local talent to perform in UW-Platteville Symphony Band

November 25, 2014

PLATTEVILLE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Symphony Band will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will represent a culmination of an entire semester’s work.

The Symphony Band is conducted by Matthew Gregg, associate director of bands at UW-Platteville, and Dr. Barry Ellis, director of bands at UW-Platteville.

“The program is an exhilarating collection of works for concert band that runs the gamut from heroic themes to stately marches to peculiar comedy and nostalgic beauty,” said Gregg. “It should be a very entertaining evening for all of those in attendance.”

The concert will showcase the band performing some newer works from contemporary composers and works by legendary composers. The repertoire for the concert includes “An American Fanfare” by Rick Kirby; “Quirks” by Brant Karrick; “Introduction and Fantasia” by Rex Mitchell; “Little English Girl” by Davide Delle Cese; “Sheltering Sky” by John Mackey; and “First Military Suite in E-Flat” by Gustav Holst.

“Participation in music-making didn’t begin in college for these players and it is my hope that it won’t end there, either,” said Gregg. “There are so many opportunities available to perform instrumental music and we hope to fuel their desire to keep expanding their artistic horizons.”

The Symphony Band is comprised of students and community members who meet once a week and perform for the university and southwestern Wisconsin community.

Written by: Connie Spyropoulos, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, spyropoulosc@uwplatt.edu


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