Concert Band and Symphonic Band To perform May 2

April 25, 1997

Two of Baylor University's large ensembles for winds and percussion, the Concert Band and the Symphonic Band, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCreary Music Building. Both ensembles are conducted by Gerald Luckhardt, assistant professor and associate director of bands. (The Symphonic Band's portion of the program was postponed from April 21.)

The Concert Band will open its performance with "British Eighth," a march by Zo Elliott. That will be followed by John Barnes Chance's "Variations on a Korean Folk Song," Hugh M. Stuart's "Ayre for Eventide" and Dmitri Shostakovich's "Galop." The Chance and Shostakovich pieces will be conducted by Mark Turner, a graduate student from Houston.

The remaining works on the first half of this concert will be Leroy Anderson's "The Irish Washerwoman," "Three Folk Miniatures" by Andre Jutras, and John Philip Sousa's march, "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

After intermission, another well-known Sousa march, "The Thunderer," will be played by the Symphonic Band followed by one movement - based on "The Thunderer" - from Ira Hearshen's "Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa."

Karel Husa's "Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble" will follow. The concerto was written on a commission from Baylor University, and seven Baylor music students will be the soloists in its third movement. The evening will conclude with "Early Light" by Carolyn Bremer, conducted by Michael Haithcock, professor of conducting and director of bands, William Bolcom's arrangement of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," and Jay Gilbert's "Suite Divertimento."

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 755-3991.

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