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The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present a concert by the FSU Wind Ensemble as part of the Honor Band Festival Weekend on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Their program will feature a mix of contemporary and classic concert band music. Newer works on the program include “Flight” by Brian Balmages, which celebrates SpaceShipOne by portraying the launch into space, reaching weightlessness and the return to atmosphere through three sections, and “Pacem: A Hymn for Peace” by Robert Spittal. Classic band literature includes “Toccata Marziale” by Gustav Holst and “Suite Francaise” by Darius Milhaud, which has five parts named after the five French provinces that American and Allied forces fought to liberate from the German forces in World War II. The five movements each feature motives from folk tunes of the different provinces. Also featured is “Kilimanjaro – An African Portrait” by Robert Washburn, an American composer who passed away in January.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109 or visit www.frostburg.edu/music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door, cash only.