Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

November 12, 2002

Whitworth Wind Symphony to Perform in Fall Concert Nov. 24

The Whitworth Wind Symphony will perform in a fall concert, "Lord of the Rings," on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. in Cowles Memorial Auditorium at Whitworth College. Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

The concert will feature a recent piece, Johann de Meij's Symphony No. 1, The Lord of the Rings, as well as more familiar pieces including Percy Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry (better known as the tune to Danny Boy) and Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat.

In recent years the Whitworth Wind Symphony has established itself as one of the outstanding college wind ensembles in the region. The group has presented concerts at the invitation of the 1999 and 2001 Northwest Conventions of the Music Educators National Conferences and the 2002 Western/Northwestern Conference of the College Band Directors National Association.

The Whitworth Wind Symphony is directed by Richard Strauch, associate professor of music at Whitworth. Strauch is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the Northwest, as well as a trombonist in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Strauch holds degrees from Yale University and the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

Contacts:

Richard Strauch, associate professor of music and wind symphony director, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4587 or rstrauch@whitworth.edu.

Joan Lack, Music Department program assistant, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3280 or jlack@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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