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TLU Band Presents New Works at Concert

March 3, 2011

The Texas Lutheran University (TLU) Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform a program titled “War and Peace” this Thursday at Jackson Auditorium at 7 p.m.

As a prelude to spring break, the program will include original works, “Cedar Canyon Sketches” and an arrangement of “Ave Maria” (premiered at the 2010 Vespers Concert), by TLU adjunct professor Carol Brittin Chambers. A noted arranger and composer, Professor Chambers recently founded Aspenwood Music, through which she publishes her work. Professor Chambers teaches trumpet and music education courses at TLU.

The work of African-American composer Valerie Coleman, flutist, and founder of the Imani Winds will also be featured. The Imani Winds is one of the premier wind quintets in the country, based out of New York City. TLU was a part of a commissioning consortium for a new work for band by Coleman titled “Roma,” which will be included in next year’s program. In the interim, Coleman provided members of the consortium a lovely band transcription of “Umoja,” one of the Imani Winds’ signature performance pieces. “Umoja” has been named one of the “Top 101 Great American Works” by Chamber Music America.

This event is free and open to the public.

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