UND to present combined concert

Dr. James Popejoy leads the university band in "The Wonderful World of Disney" concert at UND's memorial Union Ballroom in Grand Forks, ND on Tuesday, April 27, 2016. (Joshua Komer/Grand Forks Herald)

The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band will present a combined concert, under the direction of James Popejoy, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

The University Band will open the concert with “Emblem of Unity,” by J.J. Richards, followed by Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F,” one of the most beloved pieces in the band repertoire, Popejoy said.

Also on the program are the contemporary suite, “Declaration, Ballade and Finale,” by Ed Huckeby, and a transcription of Reinhold Gliere’s “Russian Sailors’ Dance.”

The Wind Ensemble will perform “Blue Sky Day,” a contemporary work by Timothy Mahr, and Mark Hindsley’s transcription of the overture from Mikhail Glinka’s opera “Russlan and Ludmilla.”

The group also will present “October,” by Eric Whitacre, an award-winning band classic, “Symphonic Suite,” by Clifton Williams, and “Festivo,” by British composer Edward Gregson.


Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and $14 for a family.

For more information, contact Popejoy at (701) 777-2815 or email .

Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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