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St. Olaf Band to perform at Carroll University

 

 


   
By TimeOut Staff

January 2, 2014

   
       

WAUKESHA - The St. Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s pre-eminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform a joint concert with the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin at Carroll University in Waukesha as part of its 2014 national tour. 

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the auditorium of the Shattuck Music Center. The concert is free for all students, $10 for adults and seniors, and group rates for 10 or more people are available.

Tickets are available on the night of the concert, in advance at www.stolaftickets.com or by calling 800-363-5487.

The St. Olaf Band’s national tour will feature repertoire that includes David Maslanka’s “A Child’s Garden of Dreams,” as well as a work by the conductor entitled “Scenes from a Life Danced.” Other works on the program will include “Overture for Band” by John Heins, the second movement from Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 and Dan Welcher’s “Zion.”

Founded in 1891, the St. Olaf Band is an ensemble under the leadership of conductor Timothy Mahr. It is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., a campus internationally renowned for its high caliber of musical ensembles.

The Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin, founded in 2003, was created to complement and support high school bands throughout the southeast Wisconsin area. It is a 45-piece wind ensemble that consists of highly motivated, talented high school students selected by audition for membership. The Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin is conducted by Lawrence Dale Harper, professor of music at Carroll University.

To learn more about the St. Olaf Band and its winter tour throughout the Midwest, visit www.stolaf.edu/stolaf-band.