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Gonzaga University Wind Symphony Presents ‘Aurora Awakes’ Concert Nov. 24 at The Fox

Posted on November 4, 2013 in: Academics, Arts, Events, Spotlight, Students

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University Wind Symphony, directed by Robert Spittal, will present a concert titled “Aurora Awakes,” a diverse program of winds at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.).

Gonzaga’s Wind Symphony brass.

America’s new generation of leading composers will be represented by John Mackey’s tone poem, “Aurora Awakes,” Jonathan Newman’s funk-driven collage, “Blow it Up, and Start Again,” and Stephen Bryant’s powerfully progressive “Ecstatic Fanfare.” Additionally, the GU Wind Symphony will present 20th century composer Fisher Tull’s “Sketches on a Tudor Psalm” and Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune.” The Wind Symphony will also collaborate with the GU Percussion Ensemble for this concert.

Tickets will be available for $7 general admission; free to all students (with student identification) and to Gonzaga faculty and staff (with ID).

Click the following links to hear performances of Newman’s “Blow it Up, and Start Again” and Mackey’s “Aurora Awakes.”

For more information, please visit the Gonzaga music department website or call (509) 313-6733.

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