Concert Band and Symphonic Band Perform on April 27

April 21, 1998

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's Concert Band and Symphonic Band will perform Monday in Jones Concert Hall. The Concert Band program will begin at 7 p.m., and the Symphonic Band program will follow at 8 p.m. Both ensembles are conducted by Jeffrey Grogan, assistant professor and associate director of bands.

The Concert Band program will open with graduate assistant Barry Kraus conducting Julius Fucik's well-known Florentiner March and Calvin Custer's Variations on "Scarborough Fair," with graduate assistant Mark Turner on the podium.

Grogan will conduct the balance of the concert, which will include Barbara Buehlman's arrangement of Mozart's funeral motet Ave verum corpus, an arrangement by Ray Cramer of Herbert L. Clarke's Cousins and Howard Hanson's Chorale and Alleluia. The soloists in the Clarke piece will feature Barry Hopper, associate professor of trumpet (who will perform on cornet), and assistant professor of trombone David Jackson.

The colorful Hungarian March from Berlioz's opera The Damnation of Faust will open the Symphonic Band's concert -- in an arrangement by Yo Gotoh. Barry Kraus will lead the band in a performance of a work from early 1997, Frank Ticheli's Cajun Folk Songs II.

The late Morton Gould's Symphony for Band, which dates from 1952, is in two movements, "Epitaphs" and "Marches." Grogan will conduct it and the remainder of the concert Timothy Mahr's Daydream (from 1989) and the first set of Sir Malcolm Arnold's English Dances (1950).

Both concerts are presented free of charge and are open to the public.

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