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Boston Brass to Perform at EIU's Doudna Fine Arts Center

Feb-03-2009

Boston BrassBoston Brass, a lively quintet that combines quality musicianship with humor and personality, is to perform at Eastern Illinois University on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The concert, which will also feature the EIU Wind Symphony, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Dvorak Concert Hall.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and EIU employees, and $5 for EIU students. Seating is reserved.

Boston Brass features classical arrangements, vocal harmonies, jazz standards and more. The group has been featured in national media, including CBS's "The Early Show" and National Public Radio's "Performance Today," and it has recorded several albums.

The Doudna concert will include "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" by Franz Liszt, "Largo" from the New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák, “Autumn Leaves” by Josef Kosma and Johnny Mercer, the jazz classic “Caravan” by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol, and other works of equal variety.

The EIU Wind Symphony, comprised of students from the EIU music department, is conducted by Milton Allen.  The ensemble, which has received acclaim from composers and conductors alike, has the distinction of recently premiering pieces by a variety of contemporary composers.

For reservations and information, or to arrange accommodations for persons with special needs, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services (217-581-3110 or doudnatix@eiu.edu) or visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. This concert, part of the yearlong celebration of the reopening of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, is funded in part by the college’s Excellence in Fine Arts Fund.

The Doudna is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus.
For more information, please see http://www.eiu.edu/doudna.

 

 

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