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April 15, 2024 | Latest Issue
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Wind Symphony to perform

The theme of the Dartmouth Wind Symphony's concert tonight, "Variations," provides a tantalizing musical feast, a sort of smorgasbord of composers and styles.

Under the direction of conductor Max Culpepper, the symphony will play such diverse works as "Variations on a Korean Folk Song" by John Barnes Chance, "Variations on America" by Charles Ives and "Theme and Variations, Opus 43" by Arnold Schoenberg.

The symphony's guest artist is Michael Coburn, euphonium soloist, who will be featured on Ponchielli's "Concerto per Flicorno Basso" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee."

Coburn, who began studying the euphonium at age 10, is the principal euphonium with the U.S. Marine Band. An active recitalist, he was featured at the 1992 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Spaulding Auditorium. Tickets cost $2 for students and are available at the Hopkins Center Box Office.