UND Wind Ensemble to present spring concert April 24

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Performance to feature new work by award-winning Grand Forks composer Matthew Peterson

The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Popejoy, will present a spring concert on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, or $12 per family.

Their program will open with the premiere of a new work for band written by Grand Forks native and award winning composer Matthew Peterson, titled "A Winged Heart." This concert will also feature Percy Grainger's classic suite "Lincolnshire Posy," considered a cornerstone in the repertoire for wind ensemble. Other works on the program include Andrew Boysen's "Three Folk Song Settings," Samuel Hazo's "Southern Hymn," "Masque" by British composer Kenneth Hesketh, and Gustav Holst's setting of "Bach's Fugue á la Gigue."

Featured soloists will be student percussionists Leah Entzel, Caleb Fritel, Brandon Hettwer, Paul Millette, Sarah Sevenbergen and Jill Swingen. Led by graduate conductor Brady Olson, they will perform David Gillingham's "Concertino for Percussion."

About the UND Wind Ensemble Selected by audition, the UND Wind Ensemble consists of the finest wind and percussion musicians from across the campus, and includes students from many academic disciplines. They recently presented a featured performance at the 2012 Western International Band Clinic in Seattle.