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BYU Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band in concert March 30

The Brigham Young University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band with David Blackinton and Don Peterson conducting will perform Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $9 with $3 off with a BYU or student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit performances.byu.edu.

The Wind Symphony will perform a variety of pieces including "Pioneer Hymns No. 3: Poor Wayfaring Man" arranged by BYU faculty member Murray Boren, "The Stars and Stripes Forever," by John Philip Sousa and "The Midnight Sun" by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke.

The Wind Symphony has toured around the world visiting Australia, Russia, Thailand and the British Isles.

Guest conductor Bryant Smith will conduct the Symphonic Band's opening piece, "The March from '1941'" by John Williams, and David Blackinton will conduct "Variants on a Medieval Tune" by Norman Dello Joio. Don Peterson will conduct all other pieces performed by the band.

The Symphonic Band uses full concert band instrumentation with approximately 85 musicians.

For more information contact David Blackinton at (801) 422-3284 or Don Peterson at (801) 422-7275.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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