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Sunday DePauw University Band concert to benefit food pantry

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Under the direction of Craig Paré, the DePauw University Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Kresge Auditorium.
The DePauw University Band will present a concert on Sunday, April 22 with a program that will feature a variety musical of styles. The performance begins at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

It can also be heard live on DePauw's student radio station, WGRE 91.5 FM and on their web site at www.wgre.org/listen.asp.

Selections to be performed include a premiere performance of a new work for band, "A Soliloquy for Solferino" by Martin Ellerby.

"The University Band was invited to be part of a consortium of university and professional ensembles that commissioned this work by British composer Martin Ellerby," said Craig Paré, conductor of the University Band. "The composer chose, as his inspiration for this new piece, the anniversary of the founding of the International Red Cross, which occurred during an 1859 battle in northern Italy. There were over 30 ensembles that participated in this commission, and I believe we have a beautiful, unique work that will become part of the symphonic band's repertoire."

Other band pieces to be featured on the program include "Masque" by Kenneth Hesketh, "Celebration" by Edward Gregson, "Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales)" of Ron Nelson, "Divertimento for Band" by Vincent Persichetti, and "Teddy Trombone" by Henry Fillmore.

It is requested that, if possible, those attending the concert bring one non-perishable food item for admission. All donations will go to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry.

For more information contact Dr. Paré at cpare@depauw.edu, or visit the DePauw University School of Music at depauw.edu/music.

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