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Samuel Wells to conduct MSU Wind Symphony on Feb. 9

January 27, 2014

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The Montana State University Wind Symphony will present an afternoon concert featuring guest trumpet artist and composer Samuel Wells at 3 p.m.  Sunday, Feb. 9, at Reynolds Recital Hall.

The program will include instrumental solos, a performance from the percussion ensemble and the Montana premiere of “Castle Rock,” a new work composed by Wells.  

At the beginning of the concert, Wells will lecture about some of the music effects that will be performed in the concert. Wells is a graduate student at Indiana University where is pursuing a double degree in music and composition. He was selected to be the MSU Wind Symphony's visiting artist this year because his area of composition involves mixing media (electronic sounds) with live musicians.

The symphony will also perform Sir Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” winner of the Student Choice Award of 2014. The student choice award received the most votes from the members of several college wind ensembles, including MSU's, from approximately 10 pieces of standard band repertoire that the ensembles played through November.

Tickets for the concert are $10, $5 for students, and are available at the door or online. Proceeds support the purchase of new music and travel expenses for Wells.

Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond.

For more information about upcoming concerts in Reynolds Recital Hall, go to the MSU School of Music website


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