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ISU Regali Chamber Winds and Strings to Perform at EIU’s Doudna Fine Arts Center;
Chamber Concert to Feature the Works of American Composers

Feb-01-2017

Ruby George

A concert featuring the music of American composers will be presented in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 7.  The all-American concert will be presented by special guests the Indiana State University Regali Chamber Winds and Springs, conducted by Roby George. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $5 for general admission seats.

Some of the feature pieces include “Serenade, Opus 40” by Arthur Bird, “Serenade for Winds” by Alec Wilder, and the centerpiece of the concert will be the original 13-instrument version of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” In 1945, “Appalachian Spring” received the Pulitzer Prize for music as well as the award of the Music Critics Circle of New York for the outstanding theatrical work of the season. “Appalachian Spring” has come to symbolize the quintessential sound of "American music."

The Regali Chamber Winds and Springs is a professional faculty-student-based ensemble in residence in the School of Music at Indiana State University, located in Terre Haute, Ind.  Funded in 2012 by its present conductor and artistic director Roby G. George, the mission of the ensemble is to present and expand on the vast history of wind chamber and mixed chamber ensemble repertoire while providing classical audiences with a new music concert experience.

Tickets for the ISU Regali Winds & Strings All-American concert are $5 and can be purchased online here or at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and one hour prior to the scheduled performance.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is located at 1860 South Seventh St. in Charleston on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Convenient free parking is located near the fine arts center. To arrange accommodations for those needing special assistance, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services at 217-581-3110 or doudnatix@eiu.edu.