Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Wind Ensemble performing “From Spain with Love”

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(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Wind Ensemble performing “From Spain with Love” on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall. The concert has a delicious Spanish twist and features the Music program’s Concerto winner, saxophonist Hope Erickson.

Featured works are “Carmen” by George Bizet, “Adagio for Winds” by Joaquin Rodrigo, “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “La Meziquita de Cordoba” by Julie Giroux, and “Pas Redouble” by Camille Saint Saens. “La Mezquita de Córdoba” was inspired by the composer’s experience of the history and majesty of the “La Gran Mezquita” while visiting Córdoba, Spain. Written in chamber style, the work eludes to more exotic colors. The concert will conclude with “Zacatecas” by Mexican composer Genaro Codina, considered Mexico’s second national anthem.

“The goal was to end the year on a highly energized note,” said Dr. Cynthia Hutton, the ensemble director, “as well as to expose our students to this untiringly beautiful music from Spain with its emphasis on dance rhythms and floral melodies.”

Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for senior citizens and free to full-time students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at oca.sou.edu/box-office. Contact the box office for discounts offered to SOU alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants and SNAP/Oregon Trail cardholders.

About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and the educational benefits of its unique geographic location. SOU was the first university in Oregon—and one of the first in the nation—to offset 100 percent of its energy use with clean, renewable power, and it is the first university in the nation to balance 100 percent of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.

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