The Wind Ensemble in Concert, with Composer Frank Ticheli

October 16, 2014
Frank Ticheli, Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California and one of today’s foremost composers, will conduct two of his own works when the Baylor University Wind Ensemble performs on Thursday, October 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Also appearing on the concert will be the Baylor University A Cappella Choir, whose conductor is Alan Raines, Director of Choral Activities. The Wind Ensemble is led by Baylor’s Director of Bands, J. Eric Wilson.
Dr. Ticheli is well known for his works for concert band, many of which have become standards in the repertoire. For this Baylor concert, he will conduct his tripartite Korean Folksongs from Jeju Island, written just last year, and his Blue Shades from 1997. Also to be heard, with Dr. Wilson conducting, is the “Apollo Unleashed” movement from Dr. Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2, dating from 2003,
Frank Ticheli’s appearance at Baylor University is sponsored by the Lyceum Series. A native Texan, Dr. Ticheli graduated from Berkner High School in Richardson and earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition degree from Southern Methodist University, where he studied with Donald Erb and Jack Waldenmaier. He went on to receive his master’s and doctoral degrees in composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with William Albright, Leslie Bassett, George Wilson, and William Bolcom.
In addition to the three compositions by Frank Ticheli, the Wind Ensemble will also perform Japanese composer Chang Su Koh’s Dithyrambos from 2006. Born in Osaka, Japan, Chang Su Koh graduated from the Osaka College of Music and now teaches composition there.
The A Cappella Choir will join the Wind Ensemble in performing a 1978 arrangement by James Croft of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just (“Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut,” BWV 433).
This Lyceum Series concert, made possible by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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