Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Present an Evening of Band Classics

Posted on 11/1/2012 9:12:25 AM

The Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will present an evening of music that will include works by composers Gordon Jacob and Leonard Bernstein. The concert will be held November 8, 2012, in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center and begins at 8:00 p.m.

In addition, the Symphony Band will perform Robert Cameron’s transcription of Franz Beibl’s beautiful choral work, “Ave Maria.” The ensemble will end the first half of the concert with Symphony No. 3 by Boris Kozhevnikov, subtitled “Slavyanskaya.” One of the earliest symphonies for band, the work was edited by John Bourgeois for the modern American band instrumentation.

The wind ensemble opens the second half of the concert with Ingolf Dahl’s “Sinfonietta.” The work dates from 1964 and is considered by many to be one of the finest, if not the finest work for band ever written. The work is cast in three movements: Introduction and Rondo, Pastoral Nocturne, and Dance Variations.

The concert will conclude with Leonard Bernstein’s “Profanation” movement from his first symphony. Written in 1943, the band transcription was done by Frank Bencrisscutto. The work, conducted by graduate conducting associate Matthew Morse, will bring a rousing conclusion to an evening filled with musical variety.

Tickets for the performance will be sold at the door starting at 7:00 p.m. prior to the concert. Tickets are $9 regular admission, $8 for senior citizens, and $6 for students and children.

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