Symphony Band to perform Dec. 6
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Symphony Band will perform a wide-ranging concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Center for the Arts at UW-Platteville at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Concert repertoire will be eclectic and include programmatic work, standard concert band repertoire, a Russian gallop and American blues music. A highlight of the concert will be when the band plays “Of Sailors and Whales,” a five-movement work by Francis McBeth based on the novel “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.
“This concert will be very special,” said Matthew Gregg, associate director of bands, director of Marching Pioneers, and director of Symphony Band at UW-Platteville. “I am a big proponent of programmatic music, and when a composer can evoke imagery without using text, it can be mesmerizing. The audience will be treated to a diverse offering of excellent concert band literature.”
UW-Platteville’s Symphony Band has approximately 90 members that include student musicians from a variety of disciplines as well as community members. The band is open, through audition, to all UW-Platteville students who play a wind or percussion instrument and have an interest in music. It is open to all community members who play a band instrument and are interested in participating.
“While the collaboration between students and community members creates a unique environment, I believe that everyone is there to be a part of a great concert band,” said Gregg, who has directed Symphony Band for 14 years. “The combination of student musicians and community members bonding together through musical study is inspiring. I am fortunate to be a part of that process.”
Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door or online through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Call 608-342-1298 or 877-727-1CFA or go online.
Written by: Laurie A. Hamer, University Relations Specialist, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, email@example.com