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March 8, 2009

Kingfishers in Dallas

On Tuesday night at 7:30pm, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jerry Junkin, will perform “Kingfishers Catch Fire” at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.  (The Meyerson is the home of the Dallas Symphony, as well as the Dallas Wind Symphony.  It’s a very nice hall, and the acoustics aren’t too shabby, either.)    The program also includes (among other works) John Adams’ “Grand Pianola Music” and Steve Bryant’s incredible new piece for electronics and band, “Ecstatic Waters.” Steve’s piece is definitely one to hear live, and Kingfishers certainly benefits from hearing the surround trumpets in person, so if you’re anywhere near the Dallas area on Tuesday night, I hope you’ll come to the concert. Steve and I will be there. Adams: not so much. (Your loss, John Adams.  Loser.) I believe there’s a promotion code to get free tickets, and I just need to find that code. Check back on Monday afternoon if you’re interested.

UT played the hell out of Kingfishers at the ABA convention last week, and with the acoustics of the Meyerson, I think Tuesday will be even better. As the cool kids are all saying nowadays, “Be there, or be square.”

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  1. At 4:26 pm on March 8, 2009
    Mark S. Says:

    That might give me something to do that night.

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  3. At 9:56 am on March 9, 2009
    John Says:

    Just got this from The Yellow Board:

    Band directors and students may receive complimentary tickets. Simply call the TITAS Box Office at (214-528-5576), and use the code: “UTWE” to reserve your tickets. These tickets will be available for you at will call. General public tickets are on sale through TITAS for $17 for general seating, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

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  5. At 5:28 pm on March 11, 2009
    Henry Says:

    Would be possible if your could put up a recording of Kingfishers played by the UT Wind Ensemble on your site?

    Only if it’s possible.

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  7. At 5:29 pm on March 11, 2009
    Henry Says:

    Sorry for the typo. I meant you.*

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