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Symphonic Winds begin Winnipeg Tour 2013

MORRIS, Minnesota --The Symphonic Winds, under music director Simon Tillier, will begin its 2013 Winnipeg Tour with a concert on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. in the University of Minnesota, Morris Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The ensemble will then make a stop at Kiehle Auditorium in Crookston on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 12:30 p.m. The tour will culminate with two performances in Winnipeg--a joint concert with the University of Manitoba Wind Ensemble at Jubilee Place, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and a performance at Westwood Collegiate on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 12 p.m.

The tour program will include selections from Frank Bridge's The Pageant of London Suite, Luis Serrano Alarcon's Tramonto, Romance for Cello and Winds--featuring Joel Salvo, faculty string instructor, cello--Christopher Stark's Augenblick, Fergal Carroll's Winter Dances, and Tielman Susato's Danserye, arranged by Patrick Dunnigan.

"It is some time since the ensemble has toured, and we are delighted to be travelling to Crookston and Winnipeg to perform some outstanding repertoire that not only shows the ensemble at its best, but will also, I am sure, delight and engage our audiences," writes Tillier, director of wind ensembles and professor of instrumental conducting.

The Symphonic Winds represents the premier large instrumental ensemble at Morris. The ensemble is dedicated to presenting an exciting variety of challenging works from all musical periods, cultures, and styles, featuring both core and contemporary repertoire as well as new pieces by emerging composers. The group has toured nationally and internationally to such destinations as Europe, South America, Hawaii, and the Bahamas.

Additional information about the Symphonic Winds can be found online at

Winnipeg Tour Schedule:

University of Minnesota, Morris

Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall

Sunday, February 3, 3 p.m.

PreConcert Chat, 2:30 p.m.

University of Minnesota, Crookston

Kiehle Auditorium

Thursday, February 7, 12:30 p.m.

Jubilee Place, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

Talbot Avenue, Winnipeg (Joint concert with University of Manitoba Wind Ensembles)

Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.

Westwood Collegiate, Winnipeg

Rouge Road, Winnipeg

Saturday, February 9, 12 p.m.