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Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band to perform Kallman works

Feb. 22 concert

Concert Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band to perform works by Kallman Feb. 22.

2011-02-23
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [2/22/2011]

The Minnesota State Mankato Concert Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform works by Minnesota composer Daniel Kallman in a Tuesday, Feb. 22, concert.

The 7:30 p.m. performance will be in Halling Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

The performance includes a premiere of “There was a Composer of Genius,” an homage to four of Kallman’s favorite American composers (Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Charles Ives and John Philip Sousa.)

Kallman will conduct “There was a Composer of Genius” with the Concert Wind Ensemble and will conduct “The Jig is Up” with the Symphonic Band.

Kallman writes music and limericks for 29 bands in 13 states. A resident of Northfield, Kallman works full-time composing works for band, choir and orchestra; his compositions are widely performed across North America, Europe and East Asia.

He has composed for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Air Force Academy Band, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, the Minnesota Orchestra, “A Prairie Home Companion,” and numerous colleges, community and youth ensembles.

“The Jig is Up,” Kallman’s most popular work for winds, has been performed hundreds of times by college, high school, professional and community bands. “The Vanishing Snows of Kilimanjaro” was commissioned by the Air Force Academy Band, and other recent Kallman works include “Streets of Honor,” commissioned by the 34th Infantry Division Band of the Minnesota National Guard, and “Alaska: The Great Land,” written for a Minnesota Symphonic Winds’ tour of Alaska.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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