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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 4/14/05
 
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WIND SYMPHONY TO PRESENT CONCERT, “VOODOO!” APRIL 21
HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will present “VooDoo!,” a concert by the university’s Wind Symphony at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21.
       The free 7 p.m. concert is scheduled for the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 220 E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. 
       Southeastern assistant professor Andrew Seigel, clarinet, will be featured as guest artist in the symphony’s performance of Philip Sparke’s “Concerto for Clarinet,” which Conductor Glen Hemberger described as a new three-movement composition that showcases the extraordinary versatility of the instrument. 
       Hemberger will welcome as guest conductor Jeff Vaughan, director of bands at Northshore High School in Slidell and a Southeastern graduate student. Vaughan will collaborate with the Wind Symphony on Percy Grainger’s delightful classic, “Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away.”
       Also on the program will be a new arrangement of Giacomo Puccini’s legendary aria   “Nessun Dorma” from the opera “Turandot.”  Two movements, “Mars and Jupiter,” from Gustav Holst’s 1916 masterwork, “The Planets,” will also be featured.  
       “Both movements are tremendous showpieces, demonstrating the power and majesty of the forces of the full wind band,” Hemberger said.
       The program will also include a performance of Keith Wilson’s legendary setting of the March from “Symphonic Metamorphosis” by Paul Hindemith. 
       “Rounding out the evening will be a piece unlike any other that the Wind Symphony has presented for many years, Daniel Bukvich’s ‘VooDoo!,’” Hemberger said. “A theater piece performed in near-dark environment, ‘VooDoo!’ has become a crowd favorite around the country since its debut in 1984.”
Seigel is in his first year at Southeastern having joined the faculty after teaching clarinet at Michigan State University, Albion College, and Spring Arbor University. He earned his doctoral degree at Michigan State, where he studied with Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr. From 1997 to 1999, he studied as a Fulbright Scholar at Hungary’s Franz Liszt Academy of Music. 
       Originally from California, Seigel received his bachelor’s degree in music education, and master’s degree in music performance from California State University at Fresno. He has performed throughout the United States and in Hungary, Germany, and Romania.  In addition to orchestras in Michigan and California, he has performed locally with Symphony Northshore, the Acadiana Symphony and the Mobile Symphony.  
       Comprised of the finest wind and percussion musicians attending Southeastern, the Wind Symphony recently performed at the joint Southern Regional Conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and National Band Association held at Emory University in Atlanta.  The Wind Symphony was one of only eight ensembles invited to perform.
       For further information, contact the Southeastern Band Office at 985-549-2599.