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Georgia College Wind Symphony presents ‘Song & Dance’

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October 10, 2012
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Georgia College Wind Symphony will serenade, sway and swing audience members to folk and upbeat songs during it first performance of the academic year, “Song & Dance.”

Presented by the university’s Department of Music, the Wind Symphony will perform its 2012 fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Russell Auditorium.

“This year’s concert includes 55 of our talented musicians, performing a blend of slow and fast-moving compositions,” said Dr. Cliff Towner, director of band activities at Georgia College. “We’re also featuring senior vocalist and concerto winner Erlencia Mumphery, who is singing five folk songs that are just beautiful.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

The symphony also will debut a brand-new piece titled “Crescent Shadows” by Dr. Kenneth Froelich, composer and associate professor in music composition at California State University, Fresno.

“Our department is very interested in commissioning quality new music for our students,” said Towner. “There is a void in this area, so I challenged Dr. Froelich to compose a work that would in turn challenge our ensemble musically. He succeeded masterfully. We’re Skyping with him, so he can work with the symphony before the concert. He also is attending the world premiere of the song during our performance.”

The concert is junior trombone player John McMullan’s third year with the symphony.

“It’s a close-knit group,” said McMullan, a music education major. “This year, we’re performing everything from Bach to Tango. If you want to see and hear great music, the Wind Symphony’s performance is a must-attend event.”

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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