“Made in America” Concert Sunday

Posted on 2/16/2009 1:18:11 PM

The Department of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present “Made in America,” a concert featuring the work of some of America’s foremost composers. The program as part of the premiere season of the Sound Choices series and will be presented on Sunday, February 22, at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.

The IUP Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jason Worzbyt, will perform Samuel Barber’s “Commando March” and Morton Gould’s “American Salute.” With Michael Hood, dean of the College of Fine Arts, serving as narrator, they will also present Aaron Copland’s highly acclaimed and popular “Lincoln Portrtait.”

The Symphony Band, also directed by Worzbyt, includes “Vox Populi” by Richard Danielpour, Symphony Dances from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein, and “Rush” by Sam Hazo.

The IUP Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christian Dickinson, will perform pieces by Jerrod Fisher and Edgar Crockett. They will also perform “Triskelion” by Charles Knox, featuring IUP faculty member Kevin Eisensmith as trumpet soloist.

Tickets for the February 22 ensemble are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP or on line at IUPtickets.com. Tickets remaining can be purchased at the door starting one hour prior to the start of the performance. Tickets are $9 regular admission, $8 for seniors and groups, and $6 for students and children.

For more information, call The Lively Arts at 724-357-2547 or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.