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The Washington Wind Symphony presents:
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Sunday, March 9, 2014
3:00 pm
Adult: $18 | Senior: $13 | Youth: $13
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6221
Do you use music to influence your mood? For decades, professional therapists have unleashed its magic to sooth and heal a patients mind and body. Music can affect your heart and soul, make you laugh or cry and touch all emotions in between. Come and experience the awesome aural power of live music for yourself at the Washington Wind Symphonys third concert of the season, States of Mind, Sunday, March 9 at the Kirkland Performance Center.

For this concert, conductor Dr. Ed Powell has synthesized a prescription thats sure to cure the winter blahs:

* The AlcottsIf you arent already familiar with composer Charles Ives, prepare to be awakened to his polytonal style and unexpected musical antics.
* Country Band MarchAnother gem by Ives, this is like no other march youve heard. While conjuring images of a Looney Tunes cartoon, Ives quotes more familiar tunes that you can countbut we think youll agree its just plain fun to try!
* Divertimento for BandIn six contrasting movements, Vincent Persichetti takes listeners on an emotional ride, true to the compositions title. Youll quickly understand why this piece has become an audience favorite among the modern band repertoire.
* Greek Folk Song SuiteA delightful trio of danceable movements, composed by Franco Cesarini. The suites friendly, Mediterranean feel will warm you through to the final movement as it drives toward a frantic finale. Opa!
* Fugue a la GigueComposed by J.S. Bach and arranged by Gustav Holst, the clarinet section is featured in this lively selection that may make you want to, welldance a jig.
* In WartimeComprised of two movementsHymn and Battlemarch David Del Tredici was inspired to write this landmark work by the sobering news headlines more than a decade ago. Brace yourself for its voluminous swells and military cadences. The eerie wail of an air raid siren punctuates the compositions dramatic conclusion.

Intrigued? We hope so. Lend us your listless ears and alter your state of mind at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at Kirkland Performance Center. Youll be glad you did!