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MVNU instrumental ensembles to perform free concert

Ensemble Music
March 1, 2012

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio --Several MVNU instrumental ensembles will join in concert at Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday, Mar. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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The evening's concert will feature a performance by the MVNU Wind Ensemble of Francis McBeth's "Of Sailors and Whales." The five-movement work depicts five scenes from Melville's Moby Dick entitled "Ishmael", "Queequeg", "Father Maple", "Ahab", and "The White Whale." The Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. John Packard, will also perform Clifton William's "Dedicatory Overture" and Dmitri Shostakovich's "Galop."

The MVNU Jazz Band, directed by Rick Brunetto, and Flute Choir, directed by Jennifer Packard will also be featured on the concert.

These MVNU instrumental ensembles, as well as the Chamber Winds and Pep Band, perform in various concerts and venues throughout the school year. Students representing several states, a variety of academic majors and a number of different denominational backgrounds are involved.

For more information on this or other musical events, please visit or contact Tressa Daley at (740) 397-9000, ext. 3000.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Regional Colleges (Midwest) for the eighth year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.

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