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Symphonic Band Presents "Chamber Music for Winds and Percussion" Concert

PLATTSBURGH, NY (April 11, 2008) - On Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m., the SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band, under the direction of Daniel Gordon, will present "Chamber Music for Winds and Percussion." The concert will take place in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, located at the corner of Cornelia and Broad streets. Admission is free and open to the public.

The concert includes a popular work among Finnish wind bands written by Finnish composer, Pertti Pekkanen and two pieces by the 20th century British composer Gordon Jacob. Another number, "Night Soliloquy" for flute and wind ensemble, composed in 1938 by Kent Kennan, features soloist Susan Grimm.

Grimm, a teacher, performer and composer, received her bachelor's from the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) and her Master of Library and Information Science from Eastman School of Music and SUNY Geneseo. Her classical flute studies have been with Donald Macdonald and Glenda Dove. Previously a flute instructor at St. Lawrence University, Susan now maintains a private studio in her home in Saranac Lake. Her most recent composition, "Adirondack Elemental - Water," was commissioned by Rebecca Kelly Ballet of New York City and premiered last summer. Grimm enjoys performing with the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, the Northern New York Symphonic Winds and the Backwater Recorder Consort, among other groups. She also plays Celtic wooden flute with Martha Gallagher, The Adirondack Harper; flute, whistle, accordion and hammered dulcimer with the band, Inisheer; and Latin music/jazz standards on alto flute.

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