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Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble present concert April 4

Guest composer David Maslanka
Guest composer David Maslanka

Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

The concert, “Maslanka,” is open to the public. It is named in honor of special guest composer David Maslanka. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

The performance is conducted by Furman Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken and Director of Athletic Bands Jay A. Bocook.

The program includes works by Timothy Kramer and Vincent Persichetti; Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein; two pieces by Maslanka; and “The Rifle Regiment” by John Philip Sousa.

Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Mass. in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood. He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed.

Included in his more than 130 works are 40 compositions for wind ensemble and band, and several chamber music, orchestral, and choral pieces. Maslanka has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York.

Widely published and recorded, Maslanka has been a freelance composer since 1990 and now lives in Missoula, Mont.

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

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