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UCO Wind Symphony To Offer 'Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue' At Upcoming Performance

Nov. 26, 2012

Media Contact:  Angela Morris, Staff Writer, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, (405) 974-3752,


 The University of Central Oklahoma Wind Symphony will take the Mitchell Hall Theater stage for their last concert of the semester titled “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6.           

The concert title, adopted from an Old English wedding rhyme, represents the structure of the program for the evening.  The Wind Symphony will play Giovanni Gabrieli’s “Sonata Pian’ e Forte,” a piece composed in Venice in the late 16th century, thus representing “something old.”           

To fill the “something new” category, the Wind Symphony will perform UCO faculty member Kristopher Maloy’s original composition “Spin,” which premiered this past March.           

The “something borrowed” category will be filled with J.S. Bach’s “O Mensch, bewein’ dien’ Sünde gross,” which was originally composed for organ choral but adapted for symphony.  Lastly, the “something blue” piece will be Frank Ticheli’s “Blue Shades.”           

The concert will conclude with a grand finale: the fourth movement of Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.”           

“Thanks to the tremendous efforts from a great team of teachers, this semester has been wonderful for the Wind Symphony.  The entire atmosphere has been extremely collaborative between the faculty and students,” said Brian Lamb, D.M.A., director of UCO Bands.           

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and non-UCO students, and $4 for UCO students with UCO I.D.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mitchell Hall Theater box office at (405) 974-3375 or visiting              

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