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USM Wind Ensemble Presents Final Concert on April 29

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:59am | By: Mike Lopinto

The USM Wind Ensemble will perform its final concert of the academic year on April 29.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the 2018-2019 school year on April 29 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. This performance is free and is open to the public.

For this final concert, the USM Wind Ensemble will perform selections based on themes of the planets. Pieces to be performed include Zare's Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility), Dahl's Sinfonietta, Mackey's This Cruel Moon, and Hummel's Adagio -Theme and Variations for Oboe, soloist Mateo Martinez.

Concluding the night will be Holst's iconic Jupiter from The Planets. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, is one of Holst's most popular orchestral works, which has been transcribed by Merlin Patterson.

“I wanted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. Each piece represents different aspects of the moon and others planets,” stated Director of Bands Dr. Catherine Rand. “Sea of Tranquility is the landing spot of Apollo 11 and is where man first  touched the surface of the moon.”

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Rand at (601) 266-4990.