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KU University Band and Symphonic Band present an evening of traditional and contemporary band music at the Lied Center on Dec. 10

Thursday, December 5, 2013

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

Sharon Toulouse, assistant director of KU Bands, will conduct the University Band program featuring Encanto by Robert W. Smith; Kansas March, the official march of the state of Kansas, by Duff Middleton; Abracadabra by Frank Ticheli; and Radetzky March by Johann Strauss Sr. Graduate conductor Benjamin G. Harper will lead the University Band in Llwynn Onn by Brian Hogg. Matthew O. Smith, associate director of KU bands, will conduct the Symphonic Band program featuring His Honor by Henry Fillmore; “Night on Fire” from John Mackey’s The Soul Has Many Motions; and Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed. Graduate conductor Luke D. Johnson will lead the Symphonic Band in David Gillingham’s Be Thou My Vision.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu

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For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.



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