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Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will premiere new work

Members of the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will perform “Beneath a Cinnamon Moon,” written by Edward Knight and dedicated to band director Mark Belcik. The performance will be at the new Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.
BY SARAH HUSSAIN shussain@opubco.com Published: February 8, 2014
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The Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will perform a new work at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, 7777 S May Ave.

The concert will feature “Beneath a Cinnamon Moon” by Edward Knight. It is the premiere of the work for the band, dedicated to director Mark Belcik and the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band.

Admission to the concert is free.

“We are excited to play in this brand-new theater, having this premiere work played by the band and being able to introduce the composer of this piece,” public relations chairman Phyllis Smith said.

“We've been practicing some very difficult pieces and hope to interest the audience in many more concerts because of Dr. Belcik's dedication to the band.”

Knight, who is composition director at Oklahoma City University, talked about the piece.

“‘Beneath the Cinnamon Moon' just seemed poetic, I guess. It is sort of symbolic of sunsets in Oklahoma.” Knight said of the title.

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