Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Spring Concert
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
CANTON, Mo. - Come enjoy an evening of jazz inspired wind band works beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011 as the Culver-Stockton College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their spring concert, “All About Jazz.” Under the direction of leadership of Trent A Hollinger, director of bands, the symphonic band will open up the concert with Robert Russell Bennett’s extremely popular "Suite of Old American Dances."
The suite sets the mood of a Saturday night barn dance—with all the gaiety that the festivity demands—by recalling several of the characteristic dances remembered from Bennett’s childhood in Kansas City. Other symphonic bands works will include a transcription of George Gershwin’s "An American in Paris" and will close with Frank Ticheli’s "Blue Shades."
The wind ensemble, also under the conduction of Hollinger, will begin with a chamber setting of Kurt Weill’s "Little Threepenny Music," a selection of movements from the 1929 musical "Die Dreigroschenoper," including the famous “Mack the Knife.” The full ensemble will then perform the rousing and entertaining "Slava!" by Leonard Bernstein. The concert will close with Eric Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!" This unusual work comically depicts Godzilla eating his way through the many musical styles found in Las Vegas and includes several entertaining visual elements.
Don’t miss this enjoyable and entertaining, jazz-inspired concert on April 15 at the Alexander Campbell Auditorium on the campus of Culver-Stockton College.
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