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Music department to host November 16 wind symphony concert

ISSUED: 9 November 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Wind Symphony will present a variety of wind band literature as interpreted by a new generation of conductors and Dr. Scott Hippensteel, director of instrumental music, on Thursday, November 16, at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. Eight student conductors, after completing two semesters of conducting, have carefully selected music, studied their scores, written program notes, developed rehearsal strategies, and rehearsed the ensemble in preparation for this concert.

Selections will include a classic march by John Philip Sousa called “King Cotton,” a celebration centered around a bullfight by Clifton Williams titled “Symphonic Dance No. 3 – Fiesta,” a fanfare-style overture by Alfred Reed called “A Festival Prelude,” a Italian-style march from Julius Fučik titled “The Florentiner March,” a setting of the hymn “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli, the classic “Intermezzo” from First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst, a ballad set by Sam Hazo titled “Solas Ané”, an overture titled “Seven Hills Overture” by John Fannin, a piece by Sam Hazo titled “Exultate,” and a piece by Michael Daugherty featuring Shepherd senior Emily Ciaccio on timpani called “Raise the Roof.”

Admission is $15 for the general public; $10 for faculty, staff, seniors, alumni, and those age 18 and under; and free for Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID. Admission and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not taken. The box office will open one hour prior to the performance.

For more information, call 304-876-5555 or visit

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