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School of Music to commemorate 9/11 with concert

September 6, 2011

The School of Music at Indiana State University has scheduled a concert to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Titled, "Reflection and Hope," the concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday in Tilson Auditorium.

The concert will feature ISU's Concert Choir, directed by Scott Buchanan, the University Symphony Orchestra, directed by William Davis and the Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Roby George. A slide presentation of images and photographs will accentuate the music.

The Concert Choir will open the program with five selections including "Kyrie" (Rene Clausen), "Grant Us Peace" (Stanley Hoffman), "Lux Aeterna" (Brian Schmidt), "Nearer My God To Thee" (Clausen) and "Hope" (Philip Stopford).

The University Symphony Orchestra will then perform "Symphony #3 - Movement II" (Henyrk Gorecki), featuring soprano soloist Colleen Davis.

The Wind Orchestra will follow with Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" and a set of four American songs entitled "American Hymnsong Suite" (Dwayne Milburn), based on hymns and spirituals. The concert concludes with the combined choir and band performing Carmen Dragon's "America, The Beautiful."

Admission to the concert will be $10 for the general public, free for ISU students with a valid student ID, and $5 for other students.

Contact: Roby G. George, director of bands, School of Music, Indiana State University, at 812-237-2752 or Roby.George@indstate.edu 

Writer: Mallory Metheny, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3773