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The Duke University Wind Symphony presents their first concert of the season, Collage, on Thursday, October 6, at 8 pm in Baldwin Auditorium. The concert is free to all.

Carmina Burana – Orff/arr. Krance
Candide Suite – Bernstein/arr. Grundman
Commando March – Barber
Come, Sweet Death – Bach/arr. Reed
Canterbury Chorale – Van der Roost

The Duke University Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, performs the finest wind and percussion literature at a high level of artistry.  The ensemble gives at least four formal concerts each year, exploring musical styles from the Medieval Period to the 21st Century. Programs feature chamber works and pieces that employ the lush sonorities of the large symphonic ensemble. Compositions by such composers as Susato, Bach, Mozart, Holst, Grainger, Sousa, Ives, Gershwin, Hindemith, and those writing for the medium today are performed.

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant serves as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony. She also conducts the Duke Medicine Orchestra and the UNC School of the Arts Wind Ensemble. Verena grew up in Austria, studying conducting for symphony orchestra with Ingo Ingensand at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Upper Austria, where received her bachelor degree, with distinction, in 2005. She completed her Master of Music with Kevin Sedatole at Michigan State University and her DMA in Wind Ensemble Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Professional engagements have included three years as the conductor of the Hofkirchen community band, conducting the youth band of Eberschwang, and she currently serves as Executive Director of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, the international youth orchestra of the annual Mid-Europe festival in Schladming, Austria.