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Oregon Symphonic Band coming to Southridge High School on Sunday

The OSB will perform its 2015 winter season opener at 4 p.m. Sunday


Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Oregon Symponic Band will perform its winter 2015 season opening concert at 4 p.m., Feb. 22, at Southridge High School.

The Oregon Symphonic Band will perform its 2015 winter season opening concert at 4 p.m., Feb. 22, at Southridge High School, 9625 S.W. 125th Ave.

Following the opening classic of Graham Lloyd’s "Fanfare for Freedom," Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses — OSB's conductor and music director — will conduct the world premiere performance of "She Flies With Her Own Wings," by renowned American composer Ralph Ford.

The OSB commissioned piece pays tribute to three highlights of Oregon’s natural beauty in this original composition’s three parts: The Majestic Columbia, River of Stars Over Crater Lake, and Rogue River Whitewater.

Geronimo Gimenez's fast-paced and moving piece, "La Boda de Luis Alonzo," is next, followed by "Prelude Variations" by Claude T. Smith and Howard Cable’s "Old Fort Henry," the final movement from his suite “Ontario Pictures.”

After intermission come "Chimes of Liberty March" by Edwin Franko Goldman, and the new work by David Gillingham, "While the Dew Is Still on the Roses." Jonathan Bartz’s high octane "Tall Tales: Pecos Bill" concludes the afternoon concert.

Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $15; seniors and active or retired military $10; students are free with school ID.

Additional information and a schedule of future performances can be found at www.osband.org, or by calling the Oregon Symphonic Band message telephone at 503-961-7840.

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