Stroll Through the Sounds of City Trees with SUU’s Wind Symphony

Published: October 28, 2020 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Read Time: 3 minutes

2020 SUU Wind Symphony PercussionistThe second concert of the Music Masterworks Series is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. The SUU Wind Symphony will perform under the direction of Dr. Adam Lambert in a concert titled, City Trees. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty and staff IDs are allowed one guest. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert or online at Audience members will be required to wear masks.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, shares, “The SUU Wind Symphony is excited to perform once again! Along with following protocol in an effort to keep everyone safe, we have also managed to prepare an exciting program with a little of everything, from the patriotic with John William’s Liberty Fanfare to Màrquez’s Danzòn. The name of the concert is taken from a piece to be performed by the Wind Symphony titled, City Trees. This piece, by Michael Markowsky, creates stunning imagery through creative rhythms and harmonies that mirror the beauty of our very own seasonal fall trees.”

All performers who are able are required to wear masks and/or cover the ends of their instruments as they perform. Audience members will be required to wear masks. Social distancing is essential. Names and phone numbers of each group will be taken to correspond with the current COVID-19 contact tracing measures being taken by the state. No paper programs will be handed out at this event. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code to have the program electronically. A link to the program will also be provided on the day of the show.

Camrie Cutler, a junior Music and Psychology double major from Cedar City, Utah, says, “The most interesting part about preparing for this concert during COVID-19 is the fact that we can’t rehearse as a full band in order to keep social distancing within our rehearsal space possible, unless we meet at the Heritage Center Theater in town. We only do that once a month. The rest of the time we rehearse only as a part of the band while the rest of the members rehearse on their own. Preparing for this concert has been a little weird for me. Since we all sit at least six feet away from each other in every rehearsal, I can’t hear my neighbor as well as I might normally. I’ve had to really work on playing confidently and listening extra hard to those around me in order to play successfully. It’s important for the community to recognize that while the performance hall will be practicing social distancing, we still have plenty of room for them to come sit in and watch live! Nobody should stay home just because they think all of the limited seating will be taken up. Get out and enjoy some fantastic live music during this weird and crazy time.”

Take a stroll through the City Trees SUU Wind Symphony Concert on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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