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Symphonic & Concert Bands in concert March 26

March 24, 2009

Symphonic Band & Concert Band Concert
Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington St.
$10, $5/CSU students, $5/youth (ages 6-17)
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“This music celebrates two wonderful musical traditions for wind band music:  transcriptions, in this case from the organ and folk music, and in this case from the Hebrew and Yiddish languages,” said Miller Asbill, associate director of bands.

Under the direction of Asbill, the evening’s presentation features Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi, an Italian musician and one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. CSU faculty Peter Sommer, saxophone, solos on Romantic composer Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei.

Wonderful treat

“The opportunity to collaborate with Professor Peter Sommer is a wonderful treat,” says Asbill of the Music department’s director of Jazz Bands.

Adam Gorb’s Yiddish Dances closes the program. The contemporary composer states, “It is very much a party piece and brings together two of my abiding music passions: the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and 15th century Klezmer, the folk music of the Yiddish speaking people.”

For more information, visit the School of the Arts.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603