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Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to perform

Furman University’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present their annual spring concert Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on campus.

The concert, “Lux,” is open to the public, and is the last performance on campus for Furman’s 2013 Senior Class. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Led by Furman’s director of bands Leslie W. Hicken, the concert features works by John Philip Sousa, John Barnes Chance, Eric Whitacre, Vaclav Nelhygel, Peter Tchaikovsky, Jacques Press, David Maslanka, Vincent Persichetti, and guest composer Aaron Travers.

Furman senior Will Hillegeist will lead Chance’s “Incantation and Dance,” and Furman music professor Christopher Hutton will perform cello solos for the selection by Travers.

Hicken joined the Furman music faculty in 1993. He directs the wind ensemble, symphonic band and chamber wind ensembles, and serves as assistant director to the marching band. In 2010, he led the wind ensemble to the American Bandmasters Association National Convention in Charleston. He is a member of the South Carolina Band Directors Association Hall of Fame, president of the South Carolina Band Directors Association, and member of the American Bandmasters Association.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Band Office at (864) 294-3069.

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