Concert Band Plays Early-Evening Performance On March 1

Feb. 17, 2004

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Concert Band will present a mix of original compositions, arrangements and medleys in its first performance of the spring semester at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The 67-member ensemble is conducted by Christopher Bianco, assistant director of bands.

The program will open with two selections from George Frideric Handel's famous Water Music, which written in 1717 for a river-barge party given by King George I. The concert band will play the "Overture" and "Hornpipe" from the collection's Suite in D major, followed by Celtic Hymns and Dances by American composer Eric Ewazen, Canterbury Chorale by Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost and The Symphonic Gershwin by Warren Barker.

The program will close with John Philip Sousa's Fugue on Yankee Doodle, a compilation by Keith Brion and Loras Schissel of three different Sousa settings for military band of the celebrated tune "Yankee Doodle."

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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