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September 18, 2012

Wisconsin Wind Orchestra to perform at Carroll University

WAUKESHA, WIS.— The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, the resident professional ensemble of Carroll University, will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. The concert will be held in the Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors 60 and older. Call the box office at 262.524.7633 or purchase tickets at the door starting at 3 p.m.

The orchestra is led by Lawrence Dale Harper, professor of music. The concert includes a performance of “Fratres” by Estonian composer Arvo Pӓrt, written in a tintinnabuli (Latin, meaning “bell”) style influenced by mystical experiences with chant music. This work has a slow and deeply meditative tempo, and a minimalist approach to both notation and performance.

The concert continues with “Suite Persane” (“Persian Suite”) by French composer André Caplet. The piece uses exotic Middle Eastern modes to create dark moods of striking beauty, and was probably inspired by Caplet’s visit to the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1900.

After an intermission, the orchestra will perform the famous “Siegfried Idyll” by German composer Richard Wagner. This piece was originally written for small chamber orchestra as a Christmas present to his wife Cosima to celebrate the birth of their child, Siegfried.

For more information, contact the music office at 262.524.7182 or

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