DePauw University Band (September 2015 Concert)
DePauw University Band - Craig Paré, conductor
"Bach to the Future"
Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Green Center, Kresge Auditorium
The DePauw University Band's first concert of the year celebrates the great variety and richness that has been the symphonic band's legacy. From transcriptions such as Erik Leidzén's great setting of Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, to the classic "screamer" march "The Battle of Shiloh" of C. L. Barnhouse that pays tribute to the veterans of the Civil War, to rich harmonies of 20th-century composer David Diamond, and further to today's composersEric Whitacre, David Gillingham, Samuel Hazo and Richard Saucedo wind music's history features an array of styles, colors and moods.
The University Band is proud to present this retrospective of exemplary pieces for symphonic band. Also included is a beautiful work for chamber winds the first movement, Andante sostenuto-Allegro molto moderato, of Émile Bernard's Divertissment, Op. 36.
The band would also like to invite all audience members to bring one or more non-perishable food items for donation to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Free-will cash donations will also be accepted. Any audience member presenting a food item or donation at the box office will receive a free ticket to the University Band concert.
ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE
The University Band is a select ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion musicians, chosen through an audition process. Wind Ensemble musicians are also University Band members and are invited to perform with this distinctive ensemble through this same audition process. Repertoire is selected from a wide variety of high-quality concert literature for both symphonic band and wind ensemble. Auditions are open to all DePauw University musicians.
The University Band and Wind Ensemble present five to six joint performances each year. In addition, the ensembles have been recognized internationally for their renowned CD Recording Project, an artistic endeavor dedicated to recording quality wind literature and highlighting the talents of DePauw University musicians. This nine-disc series can be found on the Naxos Online Music Library, Amazon.com, MarkCustom.com, CDUniverse.com, mp3.Rhapsody.com and ArkivMusic.com. The University Band has also been featured on national broadcasts of Wind & Rhythm, a weekly one-hour internet radio program devoted to wind band music hosted by Doug Brown.
Visit http://www.depauw.edu/music/ensembles/band for more information.
Green Center for the Performing Arts, Kresge Auditorium (View)
605 S. College Ave.
Greencastle, IN 46135
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