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Bemidji Trombones to Perform at BSU Nov. 10

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Nov. 2, 2011) — The Bemidji Trombones ensemble will host their fall concert on Nov. 10 at Bemidji State University featuring solo performances and music from multiple centuries.

The concert will be held in Thompson Recital Hall in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the Bemidji State campus at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

Under the direction of Sarah Paradis, assistant professor of music at Bemidji State, the concert will include music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  Specifically, the ensemble will be playing a transcription of J.S. Bach’s Toccata, originally written for organ and dating back to the early 18th century.  There will be eight pieces performed throughout the program.

Paradis will be playing solo trombone with trombone choir accompaniment on two pieces.  Paradis teaches music theory and piano fundamentals at Bemidji State.  She is a trombone player originally from Binghamton, N.Y.

Tom Swanson, professor emeritus and former director of the Bemidji Trombones, will also be directing some pieces on the program.

The Bemidji Trombones is an ensemble of 12 trombone players comprised of music majors, community members, current music faculty, and music faculty emeritus.  The group meets weekly to rehearse and performs one concert each semester.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (218) 755-2915.

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