Symphonic Band rolls out new music Dec. 10

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The program features the world premiere of Jim David’s newest work for wind band.

The CSU Symphonic Band performs its final concert of the fall 2014 semester on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Richard Frey, continues its season with a program of new music that reflects many of the trends in wind and percussion writing today. The program features the world premiere of Jim David’s newest work for wind band, and concludes with Yasuhide Ito’s dramatic Gloriosa.

Tickets are $7 for CSU students, $1 for youth (under 18), and $12 for the public. Please note that the University Center for the Arts ticket office hours have changed. Tickets are available at the ticket office in the UCA lobby 90 minutes prior to any UCA performance and through intermission or online at Information about upcoming performances can be found at (970) 491-ARTS (2787). Advance or online purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

About Richard Frey
The associate director of bands and assistant professor of music at Colorado State University, Dr. Richard Frey conducts the Symphonic Band, directs the Marching Band, and teaches courses in music education. With his works and experience with wind instruments and conducting, he has led the CSU Faculty Chamber Winds on a European tour and under his directionthe CSU Marching Band has gained national and even international reputation. He has worked as an arranger and drill designer, percussionist and pianist.

About Symphonic Band
The largest of the concert ensembles of CSU, the Symphonic Band numbers 75-90 players representing a variety of college majors. Symphonic Band performs various concerts on campus each year with a wide variety of literature including marches, show tunes, contemporary works, transcriptions and manuscript literature. The band utilizes outstanding performers within the music faculty, performers within the ensemble, and guest conductors as a part of the programming.

The University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of art, dance, music, and theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society.

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