Take a Short Ride in a Fast Machine with SUU’s Wind Symphony

Published: March 24, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 2 minutes

2021 SUU Wind Symphony, photo by Asher SwanContinuing to bring music to SUU and Cedar City, the SUU Wind Symphony will team up with the Cedar City Community Band (CCCB) for their final performance of the school year in a concert titled, Short Ride in a Fast Machine. The performance will be available through live streaming at www.suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html, on April 6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, shares, “One of the main goals of the Wind Symphony at SUU is to perform music that challenges the students but also brings awareness of great musical classics to both the students and audience. The Wind Symphony will perform several examples of these, including Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus by Vaughan Williams, and Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli (a wind band classic).”

The SUU Wind Symphony is an auditioned ensemble comprised of the top wind and percussion students at SUU. The ensemble is committed to the performance of the highest quality contemporary and traditional works in the wind band repertoire. Innovative concerts, adventurous programming, and high-level music-making are the hallmarks of this select ensemble.

Steve Shirts, Director of the CCCB, shares, “The Cedar City Community Band has been a blast the last two semesters. Our community has some amazing musicians and it is an honor to be handed the reins from Dr. Adam Lambert who started this version of the CCCB three years ago.”

The Cedar City Community Band is a non-auditioned concert band. Its aim is to provide opportunities for those wishing to practice and develop their instrumental performance skills by rehearsing and performing fun, exciting, and challenging music. All high school-aged and older individuals with prior concert band performance experience are welcome. They will play music by composers John Williams, Frank Simon, Ron Nelson, William Himes, and Michael Giacchino.

Take a Short Ride in a Fast Machine as you enjoy the music of both of these outstanding musical organizations. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music

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 www.suu.edu/pva.

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