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Wind Ensemble concert set for Dec. 9

The Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble will be performing a variety of band and chamber music for their concert on Sunday, Dec. 9.

The two-hour concert begins at 3 p.m. on the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex main stage. Tickets are available at the door, and are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for all students with valid ID.

The program will include a circus march by Karl King entitled “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite,” a piece from the Baroque era by J.S. Bach entitled “Little Prelude and Fugue,” and two pieces from modern band literature entitled “At Morning’s First Light” by David Gillingham and “December Dance” by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Chamber music selections will highlight the work of smaller groups of students. The percussion ensemble will also perform a piece by composer Michael Colgrass, an ensemble of brass and percussion will play a transcription of “Procession of the Nobles” by Rimsky-Korsakov and a mixed ensemble will perform several movements of German composer Kurt Weill’s “Little Threepenny Music,” a piece based on music from “The Threepenny Opera.”

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

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