NDSU Wind Symphony announces 2016 Spring Tour

February 23, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Warren Olfert, will present its 2016 Spring Tour concert series in March, featuring works from J.S. Bach to Leonard Bernstein to David Biedenbender, and other major composers.

The tour includes a home concert in Fargo with performances in St. Cloud and Maple Grove among other Minnesota communities, and a closing concert at the North Dakota Music Educators Conference in Bismarck, N.D.

Tour Schedule

Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Home concert only: $5 adults, $2 student and seniors, NDSU students free with I.D.

The following concerts are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 16
1:15 p.m.: Pelican Rapids (MN) High School Band Room
6:30 p.m.: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN

Thursday, March 17
9:30 a.m.: St. Michael-Albertville (MN) High School Auditorium
7:30 p.m.: Maple Grove (MN) High School Auditorium

Friday, March 18
9:00 a.m.: Richfield (MN) High School Auditorium
12:30 p.m.: Cambridge-Isanti (MN) High School Auditorium

Sunday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.
North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference Bismarck Civic Center
Bismarck, ND

About the NDSU Wind Symphony
Bands at North Dakota State University have a long tradition of excellence that spans more than 100 years, making it one of the older university band programs in the nation. The Wind Symphony performed at the North Central Regional Conference of the College Band Directors National Association in 2010; at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Conference in 2014; and at the North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference in 2006, 2009 and 2012, and will perform at the NDEA 2016 conference.

The ensemble has engaged in commissioning new works for the wind band, including pieces by Timothy Broege, Frank Ticheli, Jack Stamp, David Maslanka, Dana Wilson, Bob Mintzer and Jocelyn Hagen and continues to seek opportunities for the creation of new music. Performances have included internationally recognized performers, including Frank Battisti, Michael Haithcock, Craig Kirchhoff, Richard Clary, Allan McMurray, Eugene Rousseau, Timothy Reynish, Thomas Hooten and Frank Ticheli.

North Dakota State University’s Challey School of Music
The NDSU Challey School of Music promotes high-quality teaching, artistic performance, outreach and scholarly excellence through its performances and degree programs. For more, visit www.ndsu.edu/performingarts.

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