University of Illinois Wind Symphony Kicks Off American Music Month 2013 with October 29th Concert

The UI Wind Symphony’s October 29th concert, American Landscapes, will be performed in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Foellinger Great Hall.  The performance begins at 7:30pm and kicks off this year’s American Music Month celebration.  Prior to World War I owning an automobile was considered an indulgence for only the wealthy. However, during the 1920s and 1930s many Americans were able to purchase inexpensive cars and began taking auto-vacations to explore the nation’s beautiful countryside while traveling across the country on the Lincoln, Dixie, and Lee Highways. Join the Illinois Wind Symphony, under the direction of Linda Moorhouse, as they celebrate America’s diverse musical landscapes through Morton Gould’s Fanfare for Freedom, Percy Grainger’s Hill Song No. 2, Michael Daugherty’s Motown Metal depicting the sounds of the city that gave birth to the automobile, and Carter Pann’s Slalom, an audio portrayal of the composer’s exhilarating race down Steamboat Springs, Colorado’s snow-covered Mount Werner. A very special performance of Donald Grantham’s Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble by University of Illinois’ Mark Moore, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium and Chair of the Brass Division, will highlight the fiery virtuosity, sensual allure and jazzy syncopations of one of today’s leading composers of wind band music in America. For ticket information, contact Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at 217-333-6280 or visit

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