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IU Jacobs School of Music to present trio of concerts in New Albany, advancing Moveable Feast
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Sept. 25, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues IU's Moveable Feast of the Arts Series with three performances at the Ogle Center on the campus of IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind., this season.
The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, one of the premier ensembles in the Jacobs School, will perform on Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. This marks the beginning of the third year of the Moveable Feast of the Arts initiative, which is designed to showcase the university's cultural resources to Hoosier communities and IU campuses across the state. The Moveable Feast of the Arts is an IU President's Office initiative, managed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and funded by the Lilly Endowment.
The IU Wind Ensemble, directed by of the school's Band Department chair, Stephen W. Pratt, commissions exciting new compositions for the wind medium and performs the most outstanding literature currently available. The state-of-the-art group has appeared at numerous venues around the country, as well as in Tokyo. With approximately 50 members, the Wind Ensemble is a favorite with guest conductors, composers and soloists.
"I am very excited about performing with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble at the Ogle Center. The center plays an important part in the cultural atmosphere of the entire region, and I was very impressed when I visited the facility," said Pratt, who will conduct the concert. "The Moveable Feast concept is wonderful in that it allows the IU Bloomington campus, with the internationally renowned Jacobs School of Music, to share in the cultural climate of the entire state of Indiana."
The program will include Cindy McTee's Finish Line; Adam Borg's Over Hill, Over Dale; Robert Russell Bennett's Suite of Old American Dances; and Modeste Mussorgsky/Boyd's Pictures at an Exhibition.
The following month, the IU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jacobs Principal Guest Conductor Uriel Segal, will perform on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble is comprised of outstanding student musicians from around the globe and is directed by some of the world's finest conductors.
Rounding out this three-part series, the Indiana University Jazz Ensemble will come out swinging on Feb. 16, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., led by Distinguished Professor David N. Baker. This 20-piece ensemble presents sizzling performances of virtually all styles and eras of jazz and continues the legacy of one of the top programs of its kind.
IU Southeast students, faculty, staff and alumni may obtain two free tickets for each concert. General admission is $5 each. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Ogle Center box office or calling Ticketmaster at 502-361-3100. For more information, visit http://oglecenter.ius.edu.