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March 2001

Release Date: March 26, 2001

ASU Brass, Percussion Ensembles in Concert March 29

The Angelo State University Department of Art and Music will present a concert featuring the Brass and Percussion Ensembles on Thursday, March 29, at First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian, 32 N. Irving, in downtown San Angelo. The concert is open to the public free.

The ASU Concert Percussion Ensemble is directed by Dr. Douglas Overmier and performs a diverse cross section of music. Featured music for this concert will include ragtime works by George Hamilton Green and modern pieces by Mark Ford. In keeping with a tradition of unique programming, the Percussion Ensemble will feature a multimedia piece, Short Circuits, by Lalo Davila.

The ASU Brass Ensemble performs an exhilarating mix of music for brass. The group's repertoire ranges from the massive sonorities of the Venetian school of Gabrieli to the exciting modern works on the cutting edge of brass writing. The concert will highlight brass works by Brahms, Wagner, Gounod, and an adaptation of a Baroque motet. British composer, Herbert Haufrecht's monumental Symphony for Brass and Timpani will be offered as well as a stirring version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Under the direction of Dr. John Irish, the Brass Ensemble performs for a wide variety of functions for the university, including occasions such as commencement, special holiday performances and gala celebrations.

For more information on the free concert by two of ASU's finest ensembles, call 942-2085.

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