'British Invasion' to feature wind, jazz ensembles

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2008-04-14
Huntington, Ind.—Join the Huntington University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble for a musical trip that will take you on a “British Invasion.” The wind ensemble, with Dr. Robert Lynn, director, will perform a variety of music inspired by the British.

Selections include “Moorside Suite” by Gustav Holst; “Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger; “Lord of the Rings” – Excerpts from “Symphony No. 1” by Johan de Meij; “James Bond Returns”; “Symphonic Beatles”; “Acrostic Song” by David del Tredici from “Final Alice,” based on Carroll Lewis’ “Alice” adventures; “Rule Britannia”; “Stonehenge” by Debra Lynn, a composition based in part on the geometric and mathematical relationships of the structures at Stonehenge.

The jazz ensemble with Eric Clancy, director, will perform selected jazz standards. Experience an evening of live music of British influence.

The musical journey will start at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre of the Arts. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students, seniors and Huntington University faculty and staff. For reservations or more information, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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