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An Instrumental Ensembles Concert with the East Central University Flute, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday [MARCH 24] in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Juliana Overmier, will perform “Walk Like This!” by Ian Clarke and “A Gaelic Offering” by Catherine McMichael, featuring Rebekah Unruh, Whitney Beck, Sarra Blok and Ashley Branscum. Joining the ensemble for Carlos Antonio Jobim’s “Wave” will be Rudy Lupinski, piano; Justin Cody, bass; and Tommy Long, guitar. 

Michael Whitmore will direct the Clarinet Ensemble in “The Spinning Wheel” by Virgil Davis and a suite from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” including the well-known “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nothin” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”

The Brass Ensemble, directed by Frank Zugelder, will perform “Gilliard Battaglia” by Samuel Scheidt; “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl, featuring a low brass choir and Derek Akers on horn; “Centone No. V” by Samuel Scheidt; and “Symphonic Fanfare” by Norman Wilcox.

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