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Concert set for Thursday

The Ohio University Southern Community Concert Series kicks off a new season this week, with a performance by the Marshall University Trombone Ensemble on Thursday.

The group consists of 17 members, made up of Marshall students, community members and alumni.

“The trombone ensemble is a real pleasure for both performers and listeners,” Dr. Michael Stroeher, professor of trombone and coordinator of graduate studies in the Marshall University School of Music and Theater, said in a news release. “It’s capable of a wide range of expression and a purity of sound and blend you get only with the finest choirs.”

The group, directed by Stroeher, performs a wide variety of music, including transcriptions of Romantic symphony movements, contemporary compositions for trombone ensemble and rock tunes such as Eric Clapton’s “Layla.”

The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Collins Center Bowman Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.