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UWF Symphonic Band Concert

October 29, 2019
  • Location: Center for Fine and Performing Arts, University of West Florida
  • 11000 University Parkway, Building 82 Bldg. 82
  • Pensacola, FL 32514
  • (850) 857-6285 phone
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free with ticket


The University of West Florida Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band in concert. The performance will take place on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, building 82, on the Pensacola campus. 

Under the direction of Dr. Brittan Braddock, the Symphonic Band will present a suite of works by composers such as Percy Grainger, Steven Bryant, Frank Ticheli and more. The ensemble will also present Carol Chambers's Kalos Eidos, for which the UWF Symphonic Band is a member of the commissioning consortium, and Viet Cuong's Diamond Tide.

Diamond Tide was inspired by a 2010 article published in Nature Physics that details an experiment in which scientists were able to successfully melt a diamond and, for the first time, measure the temperature and pressure necessary to do so. When diamonds are headed to very high temperatures, they don't melt; they simply turn into graphite, which then melts (and the thought of liquid graphite isn't nearly as appealing or beautiful as liquid diamond.) Therefore, the addition of extremely high pressure--40 million times the pressure we feel on Earth at sea level--is crucial to melt a diamond. The extreme temperature and pressure used in this experiment are found on Neptune and Uranus, and scientists therefore believe that seas of liquid diamond are possible on these two planets. 

This concert is free and open to the public but tickets are required. For more information and to reserve tickets contact the CFPA Box Office at (850) 857-6285.