UVU Wind Symphony To Present February Concert
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.
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.