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Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble to perform Sept. 25

Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble performs Sunday.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [9-20-11]

The Minnesota River Valley Wind Ensemble will perform “celebration music” during a Performance Series concert Sunday, Sept. 25, at Minnesota State Mankato.

The ensemble, directed by music faculty member Amy Roisum-Foley, will perform at 3 p.m. in Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Roisum-Foley describes the concert as a “celebration of sorts” which will include such pieces as “Three Klezmer Miniatures” by Philip Sparke, “Fiesta del Pacifico” by Roger Nixon and “With Pleasure: Dance Hilarious” by John Philip Sousa.

The ensemble is comprised of professional and semi-professional musicians, music teachers, other professionals, and Minnesota State Mankato music majors. It will hold five rehearsals to prepare for the concert.

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

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

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