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UVU’S Wind Symphony Welcomes Fall With Seasonal Concert

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October 11, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson

Written by: Janessa McNeill

Utah Valley University’s Wind Symphony will welcome the fall season and their new conductor with their performance of “Autumn Winds” on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

This performance is one of wind classics mixed with contemporary surprises in a mixed media presentation. The UVU Wind Symphony has invited guest artists: Matthew Nelson on the clarinet, Abby Staples Young as vocalist, James Arrington as narrator and Jared Hearld conducting.

Young and Hearld are recent UVU graduates and will celebrate the new season with the award-winning song “Colors of the Wind.” Nelson will perform Rossini’s famous clarinet concerto, and Arrington will narrate “Casey at the Bat.” The concluding, multimedia piece will be Eric Whitacre’s “Ghost Train.”

This concert will welcome to the podium David Fullmer, new conductor of the UVU Wind Symphony. As director of bands at UVU, Fullmer is over two auditioned groups — the Wind Symphony and the Jazz Ensemble — and four non-auditioned groups — Jazz Combos, Pep Band, University Band and Utah Valley Concert Band.

Fullmer received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from Brigham Young University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Instrumental Music Conducting from the University of Washington. He taught at UVU from 2000–2008.

Tickets may be purchased online at uvu.edu/arts.

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