Concert of Winds, Brass and Percussion Set for March 3

Feb. 25, 1997

by Richard Veit

Three ensembles from the Baylor University School of Music will combine to present a concert of woodwinds, brass and percussion at 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, in Jones Concert Hall.

Concert Band will open the program with a performance of "British Eighth," a patriotic march by Zo Elliott. That will be followed by "Variations on a Korean Folk Song" by John Barnes Chance (with graduate student Mark Turner conducting) and "Second American Folk Rhapsody" by Clare Grundman. Concert Band is conducted by associate director of bands Gerald Luckhardt.

The Baylor Trombone Ensemble will perform next, with pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven and Andrea Gabrieli. They will open their portion of the program with Beethoven's "Three Equali" for trombone quartet from the year 1812 and then play Gabrieli's "Ricercare on the Twelfth Tone." The nine-member Baylor Trombone Ensemble is under the direction of David Jackson, assistant professor of trombone.

After intermission the second half of the concert will feature Jazz Ensemble II, which is conducted by director of jazz ensembles Vern Sielert. Sammy Nestico's "Hayburner" will be followed by the familiar "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billy Byers's arrangement of the Seymour Simons/Gerald Marks tune "All of Me," "Li'l Darlin'" by Neal Hefti, and "Computer" by Bob Mintzer.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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