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Symphonic Band Presents ‘Colors’

The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band, Northern Winds, will present its winter band concert, “Colors,” in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m.
“Colors” is a musical representation of our diverse society. The colors seen every day most often are the colors people “hear” and appreciate. During the concert, the band becomes somewhat of a musical prism as it helps concertgoers further explore colors associated with both sight and sound.
The concert will open with “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. The band then will perform “The Blue and the Gray Civil War Salute” by one of Ohio’s finest composers of wind-band literature, Clare Grundman. “Minnesota Dawn, Shrouds of White” by Samuel Hazo and “Xerxes” by John Mackey also will be performed.
Adrian Thompson-Bradshaw, ONU’s vice-president for student affairs, will sing the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart hit “Blue Moon.” She will be accompanied by saxophonist Kevin Mangan, a senior engineering major from Garrettsville, Ohio.
Northern Winds is under the direction of Dr. Charles N. Bates.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, $12 for non-ONU students, $9 for children and $5 for ONU students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at