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Adirondack Wind Ensemble to perform next weekend

PLATTSBURGH - The Adirondack Wind Ensemble will present two concerts with guest conductor Linda Sullivan, band director at Plattsburgh High School, beginning next weekend.

The concerts will take place at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, Saturday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh's E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m.

The ensemble will feature Michael Nystoriak from the Beekmantown Central School District in the "Concertino for Trombone and Band" by Ferdinand David. The "Marriage of Figaro" by W.A. Mozart, "The Wizard of Oz" and Leonard Bernstein's "Overture to Candide" will be among the other works performed.

The cost of admission will be $10 at the door. Students will be admitted free.

The Adirondack Wind Ensemble is a professional wind instrument and percussion ensemble comprised of music educators and community musicians from the area. The performers represent every public school district in Clinton County. AWE was founded in 2002 by Daniel Gordon, a music faculty member at SUNY Plattsburgh. AWE performs an annual winter concert at SUNY Plattsburgh in addition to concerts at the Battle of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh High School and, most recently, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

The winter concert series is made possible in part by the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music with support from the Student Association through the Campus Arts Council and a SUNY Plattsburgh College Auxiliary Services grant, as well as through funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks.

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