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Wind Symphony Performs Concert

(Posted April 8, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Wind Symphony and the Juniata College Honors band will perform a concert of classical music at 4 p.m. April 7 in Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall on the Juniata College campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.
The Wind Symphony will perform works such as Aaron Copland's "Variations on a Shaker Melody" and "Heroes Lost and Found (A Vietnam Memorial," by David Gillingham. Guest conductor James Wilson will conduct the percussion ensemble's performance of "Essay for Percussion," by Elliot DelBorgo.

The Honors Band will perform four selections, including works by Gioacchino Rossini and Gustav Holst. Guest soloist James Houlik, a saxophonist, will perform "Excursions" with the honors band. Guest conductor Ibrook Tower will conduct the honors band through "First Suite in Eb, Op. 28, No. 1" by Holst.

Houlik, professor of saxophone at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., performs throughout the United States and internationally. Tower, associate professor of music at Juniata College from 1974 to 1995, currently teaches at Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Valley College and the Milton Hershey School.

The Wind Symphony is conducted by Diane Bargiel, assistant professor of music, and is comprised of Juniata students. The Honors Band is comprised of first-chair band students from high schools across Pennsylvania and neighboring states.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.