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Wind Ensemble and Men's Glee Club Concert Dec. 5

11/29/2007

The Miami University Men's Glee Club and Wind Ensemble will perform a concert together at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Hall Auditorium. Gary A. Speck and Ethan Sperry will conduct.

The Glee Club and Wind Ensemble will perform Kurt Weill's "Berliner" Requiem and "Tavern Scene" from Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." The Wind Ensemble will perform Karel Husa's well-known "Music for Prague 1968." The Glee Club will sing two sacred masterworks, Franz Biebl's Ave Maria and Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium;" and perform the world premiere of the male chorus version of "O Lux Beatissima" by Cincinnati composer Howard Helvey.

The Wind Ensemble will also perform music by James Lentini, who was named dean of the School of Fine Arts and professor of music in July 2007. "The Angel's Journey," is described by Ballerbach Publishing as "...a fresh and sophisticated one movement work, full of beautiful contemporary sounds that keeps the listener involved and offers a variety of soloistic and ensemble opportunities. The writing respects the wind ensemble's coloristic potential through sensitive orchestration. ... Lentini brings his own unique background as a guitarist to bear on this work and has been able to produce a fresh sound."

A guitarist and composer, Lentini has received awards from the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP), and was a first-prize winner in the Andres Segovia International Composition Competition.

Tickets to the concert are $7 for the general public and $5 for students and youth. Tickets are available at the box office in the Shriver Center, 9-3200, and online at www.tickets.muohio.edu.

For more information, contact the music department, 9-3014.

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