Concert Band And Symphonic Band Play On February 25

Feb. 22, 2002

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's Concert and Smphonic bands will present back-to-back concerts on Monday, Feb. 25, in Jones Concert Hall. The Concert Band performance will begin at 7 p.m. and the Symphonic Band will play at 8 p.m.

The 61-member Concert Band performs under the direction of Matthew O. Smith, lecturer in athletic bands. The concert will include Frank Ticheli's Fortress, Ralph Vaughan Williams's Linden Lea, Gaspar Cassadò's Toccata, Larry Daehn's With Quiet Courage (conducted by graduate student Carl Poposki), David Maslanka's Heart Songs and Louis Panella's WWI tribute, The American Red Cross March.

Leading the 55-member Symphonic Band are assistant professor and acting director of bands Jeffrey Grogan and visiting professor of band Timothy Reynish. They will conduct a program consisting of Scott Boerma's Fanfare for a Golden Sky, the Lucien Cailliet settings of Johann Sebastian Bach's Choral Prelude "Fervent Is My Longing" and "Little" Fugue in G minor, Eric Whitacre's Ghost Train, Guy Woolfenden's Illyrian Dances, Adam Gorb's Yiddish Dances and Donald Hunsberger's arrangement of the "Galop" from Ballet Suite No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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