Wind Symphony Launches 2011-12 Music Masterworks Series

Published: September 27, 2011 | Category: Academics

From an American classic to a symphony inspired by the “Lord of the Rings,” SUU’s Wind Symphony will start off this season’s Music Masterworks Series with a uniquely diverse program – sure to please all music fans.

Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Harris, the symphony is set to perform an entertaining and enchanting program on Tuesday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Cedar City’s Heritage Theatre.

The evening will be Dr. Douglas Harris’ directorial debut and he has selected a wide range of music for the performance. SUU’s Wind Symphony will perform Aaron Copland’s “Down a Country Lane,” “Chorale and Shaker Dance” composed by John Zdechlik, “National Emblem March” by E.E. Bagley, “Lauds (Praise High Day)” by Ron Nelson, “The Sinfonians” by Clifton Williams. The two selections that will be the most recognizable are Johan de Mij’s symphony No. I ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ Movement I ‘Gandalf’ and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Fantasia in G Major."

Subscriptions for the Music Masterworks Series, including all eight events, are still available. Subscription prices are $52 for adults and $26 for students and children. For individual events, tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for SUU Faculty and Staff, and $4 for students and children.

For more information about SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at 435-865-8800 or visit

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company.

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