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Concert bands to perform special event Oct. 23

Remembering 9/11

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble to commemorate 9/11.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [10-18-11]

Minnesota State Mankato’s Symphonic Band and Concert Wind Ensemble will perform a special concert Sunday, Oct. 23, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks.

The special concert will be at 3 p.m. in Halling Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

The Symphonic Band, directed by graduate assistant Ben Druffel, will perform two movements from the “Second Suite in F for Military Band” by Gustav Holst. This is the 100-year anniversary of this band composition.

The Symphonic Band also will perform “Amber Waves of Grain” by James Curnow, a piece based on “America the Beautiful.”

Band member and junior Music Industry major Rose Caswell said she is “enjoying the challenge” of preparing and performing for the concert. “This semester has been a lot of fun, but it’s also been difficult.”

The Concert Wind Ensemble, directed by Amy Roisum Foley, will perform Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The group will close with a hymn and requiem mass in honor of the lost and the living.

The concert “is a celebration of life and nature, along with the commemoration of the events of September 11,” Foley said.

Concert admission is $9, $7 for students with a valid MavCard, and $6 for other students (K ¬ 12) and children. Those who wish to purchase tickets online may go to the Department of Music, and those who want more information may call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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