UNT Wind Symphony concert to feature professor performing snare drum piece written by alumnus

Mark Ford
Mark Ford
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 14:32

What: The University of North Texas Wind Symphony will present its spring concert featuring soloist Mark Ford, an internationally renowned percussionist and coordinator of percussion studies at UNT

When: 7:30 p.m. April 10 (Thursday)

Where: Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along the north side of Interstate 35E North Texas Boulevard

Tickets: Free for UNT students with ID, $10 for adults, $8 for other students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased from the Murchison Performing Arts Center online. The concert also will be streamed live online at UNTMusiclive.com.


DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Wind Symphony will present its spring concert featuring soloist Mark Ford, an internationally renowned percussionist and coordinator of percussion studies at the College of Music, performing a piece written by a UNT alumnus.

Ford will perform Ruffles Call from Afar, a unique snare drum piece written by Japanese composer Yo Goto, who earned a master's degree from UNT. The piece calls for the performer to play in the audience and on stage.

Additional pieces will include The Frozen Cathedral by John Mackey, Above and Beyond by Gerard Schwarz, An Gé Fhiáin (The Wild Goose) by Ryan George and Suite in B-flat major, op. 4 by Richard Strauss.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 10 (Thursday) in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along the north side of Interstate 35E North Texas Boulevard.

All pieces except for the Strauss Suite were written by living composers, said UNT Wind Symphony conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon.

"This will be a concert of the living," said Corporon, Regents Professor of Music. "We are focusing on music by up-and-coming composers."

The UNT Wind Symphony includes roughly 70 musicians from across the United States as well as many other countries, including Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan.

"This is an incredibly talented group of musicians who are contributing something important to our community," Corporon said. "We are very fortunate."

Tickets for the concert are free for UNT students, $8 for UNT faculty and staff, other students and seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theMPAC.com. The concert also will be streamed live online at UNTMusiclive.com

About the UNT College of Music

The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. More than 1,600 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 50 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world's finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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