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06/13/2013 01:33PM ● Published by Christy Quebedeaux

The Acadian Wind Symphony under the direction of Gerald Guilbeaux will present great music from the movies with a free Summer Concert on Sunday, June 30 at 4:00pm in the Ducrest/Gilfry Auditorium at Angelle Hall.  

The concert will begin with the fanfare from “Also Sprach Zarathrustra” by Richard Strauss which was used in the Stanley Kubrick classic  “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Also on the program are selections from “Silverado” by Bruce Broughton and a symphonic suite from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” by Patrick Doyle.

After a brief intermission the AWS will pay tribute to prolific movie music composer John Williams with “Raiders March,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Hymn To The Fallen,” and the concert will conclude with the ever-popular “Star Wars Trilogy.”

The Acadian Wind Symphony was founded by conductor, Gerald Guilbeaux during the summer of 1994 with a special invitation to professional and amateur wind and percussion players to form a reading wind ensemble. The band continues to provide public concerts every summer and performs at special events throughout the year. Membership in the group consists of musicians from Lafayette and throughout the South Louisiana.  Many of the members perform professionally, while others have performed in various collegiate, amateur and professional ensembles.

 The concert on Sunday, June 30 is free to the public and seating will be general admission. Free parking will be available in the Earl K. Long Gym parking lot across from Angelle Hall. For more information call 337-989-1279.

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