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KU Wind Ensemble to Perform at Kennedy Center

April 2, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. -Kutztown University's Music Department has announced that the KU Wind Ensemble will perform on April 22 at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the Washington D.C. International Music Festival.

Under the direction of Jeremy Justeson, the ensemble will perform several musical pieces, including "Requiem for a Hummingbird" by Marc Mellits, "Chorale and Alleluia" by Howard Hanson, "Spoon River" by Percy Grainger, "The Seal Lullaby" by Eric Whitacre and "Stomp" by Donald Grantham.

Additional performances will be given by the Wallace State Community College Concert Choir (Hanceville, Al.), Penrhos College Chorale and Chamber Strings (Perth, Australia), Bridle Path/Montgomery Elementary Select String Ensemble (Lansdale, Pa.), Cathedral City High School Symphonic Band (Cathedral, Ca.) and Delta Winds (Stockton, Ca.).

Tickets for this event cost $30 and are available at

KU's wind ensemble will offer the local community a preview of the Kennedy Center concert on April 15 in room 163 (Georgian Room) of Old Main.  This concert is free and open to the public. 

The Wind Ensemble seeks to expose its audience and membership to the finest wind literature, including the classics of the repertoire, transcriptions and new works by both established and young, up-and-coming composers.