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OU Concert Features Medley of Musical Styles
By Tourism Industry Partner
(Norman, Okla) September 20, 2011— “The closer, ‘Dionysiaques,’ is a wild piece of impressionistic band music that captures and symbolizes the God of Wine, Dionysis,” says William Wakefield, director of University Bands at the OU School of Music. “It is a turbulent, teasing, tempting, and tempestuous composition.”
The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents a concert by the OU Wind Symphony and Symphony Band as part of the Sutton Concert Series at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in Sharp Concert Hall. The concert, under the direction of William Wakefield, will feature a medley of musical styles.
Symphony Band will open the concert with Dana Wilson’s “Shortcut Home,” William Schuman’s “George Washington Bridge,” John Mackey’s “Hymn for a Blue Hour” and Charles Ives’ “Circus Days.”
Wind Symphony will perform John Adams’ “A Short Ride an a Fast Machine,” H. Owen Reed’s “Michigan Morn,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Profanation from ‘Jeremiah’ Symphony No. 1,” and will close concert with Florent Schmitt’s “Dionysiaques, Op. 62.”
All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets for Sutton Series events are $9 for adults and $5 for all students, OU faculty/staff and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.
Many concerts are scheduled for live stream via Internet, to see a schedule visit http://music.ou.edu/calendar. Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music.
The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.
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Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma