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REF NO.: 270

SUBJECT: Memorial’s School of Music to premiere The Pensive Veteran in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

DATE: March 28

Memorial University’s School of Music has commissioned a major new work for concert band from Newfoundland composer Michael Snelgrove. The work, titled The Pensive Veteran, will make its debut on Thursday, March 31, 2005, in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall.

The piece was written in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a subject of particular resonance to Memorial University, itself a living memorial to this province’s war dead. The Pensive Veteran begins at 8 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, located in the Music Building on Memorial’s St. John’scampus. Tickets are available from the School of Music on the evening of the performance. Prices are $10/$5. Reservations can be left through the School of Music’s reservations page located at

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For more information, please contact Dr. Tom Gordon, director, School of Music, Memorial University, (709)737-7486 or Michael Snelgrove, 709-489-7832, 709-486-2065.


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