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Symphonic band performs Feb. 21

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Article Published: Feb. 14, 2013 | Modified: Feb. 22, 2013

Guest conductor Elizabeth Peterson joins conductor Kevin Gray Richardson for the Appalachian Symphonic Band performance Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. at Appalachian State University.

The performance will be in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Peterson is an associate professor of music and member of the music education department at the Ithaca College School of Music. She has conducted the Ithaca College Brass Choir and All-Campus Band and currently conducts the Ithaca College Symphonic Band.

She will conduct the symphonic band’s performance of Percy Aldridge Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry” and “Shepherd’s Hey.”

Richardson is associate director of bands in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music and director of the Marching Mountaineers marching band. He came to Appalachian from Texas, where he earned his doctoral degree of musical arts in conducting at the University of Houston. He taught high school band for 10 years in Texas and college band for six years at Northwestern State University.

He will conduct the band’s performance of “Gavorkna Fanfare” by Jack Stamp, “Variants on a Mediaeval Tune” by Norman Dello Joio, “Angels in the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli, featuring soprano Hilary Kearns, and “Strange Humors” by John Mackey.

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