College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Wind Symphony Hopes to 'Ring Your Bell' in Fall Wind Concert

Oct. 15, 2010

The University of Central Oklahoma's Wind Symphony will partner with the Chancel Bells from Edmond's First Presbyterian Church to present "Music that Will Ring Your Bell" at 7:30 pm, Oct. 19 in Mitchell Hall Theater.

"The entire program has been designed to take the audience on a musical journey that will be like a fantastic multi-course meal, or an exciting roller coaster ride," said Dr. Brian Lamb, conductor of the wind symphony.

 Among the highlights of the concert are two songs arranged by Percy Grainger:  J.S. Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze" and John Dowland's "Now O now I needs must part," featuring UCO Music Theatre and voice faculty member Nicholas Saverine.

In addition, Mr. Roger Sharp, long-time band director in Mustang and Central alumnus, will guest conduct "The Liberty Bell," by Sousa.

The concert is also a homecoming of sorts for Chancel Bells conductor Terry Atteberry, who holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Central.   He is best known for building a musically diverse choral program at Edmond Memorial High School. Now in his retirement, he has been a driving force behind First Presbyterian Church's "One Incredible Moment"-an annual highlight of Edmond's holiday musical offerings.

 "The audience will be wowed, amazed and moved by the musical experience that is planned for this evening," promised Lamb.  

The UCO Wind Symphony is the premier performing ensemble from the Wind and Percussion Division of the Central School of Music.  In recent years, they have performed in Carnegie Hall and recorded a CD that has been met with praise for its historic contribution to the heritage of the American wind band.

Ticket prices for the concert are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, non-UCO students and UCO faculty and staff and $4 for UCO students with ID. For tickets, call (405) 974-3375.

 For a complete schedule of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design performances and events, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.