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UVU Wind Symphony To Present February Concert

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January 28, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807

Written by: Justin Forman (435) 668-2365

Utah Valley University’s Wind Symphony will perform Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts. The concert will feature a variety of great works by Menin, Grainger, Massanet, Walton and Nahimiak.

James Colonna, director of the Wind Symphony and a UVU assistant professor of music, said UVU music faculty member Douglas Smith’s solo performance on the marimba during the concert will set this event apart .

Smith’s work includes the Aspen Music Festival, performing with the American Wind Symphony, touring with the DCI Madison Scouts and teaching/performing at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. As a soloist, Smith is a former winner of the UCM Concerto Competition, a runner-up at the St. Louis Symphony Competition and the Oklahoma Young Artists Competition. Smith also competed twice as a national finalist in the MTNA Percussion Competition.

Tickets are available at the Covey Center for the Arts website at www.coveycenter.org or by calling 801-852-7007. The Covey Center for the Arts is located at 425 W. Center Street in Provo, Utah.

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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