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Tarleton wind ensemble, chamber winds performing for charity
TSU Charity Concert

Tarleton State University

Monday, October 1, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton State University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds will present their first concert of the fall, Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center auditorium.

The concert will feature senior music education major Jeremy Bowen who will perform Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16. Serving as guest conductor for the concert will be Dr. Daniel McCloud, director of bands at Angelo State University, as the Tarleton Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds present Peter Mennin’s masterwork, Canzona. Other works to be performed include: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare (Strauss), Pavane Pour une Infante Defunt [Pavane for a Dead Princess] (Ravel), Joy from ‘The Awakening’ (Curiale), The Seal Lullaby (Whitacre), and To Tame the Perilous Skies (Holsinger).

The upcoming concert will benefit Tarleton’s Pass the Hat effort, part of the State Employee Charitable Campaign. Funds will go to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Dr. Anthony Pursell, director of bands and conductor of Tarleton’s wind ensemble, asked the student musicians to identify one charity they wished to support this fall.

The members of the ensemble overwhelmingly selected the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which serves to “keep music alive for thousands of students by donating musical instruments to underserved schools and kids, to inspire creativity, expression and joy throughout music,” Pursell said.

General admission tickets are free to the public, but donations to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation will be accepted. Donations can be made via cash or check (checks made payable to Tarleton State University). For those unable to attend the concert and who wish to make a donation, please contact Dr. Pursell at (254) 968-9242 or email

Donations can be made until Oct. 26, 2012. One hundred percent of all donations made will be delivered to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation on behalf of the Tarleton State University Bands. 


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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