Wind Orchestras Fall Concert Saturday

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by

The Vasa Wind Orchestra, Karrin Meffert-Nelson

The Vasa Wind Orchestra, Karrin Meffert-Nelson

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, with Conductor James Patrick Miller, and the Vasa Wind Orchestra, conducted by Karrin Meffert-Nelson, will present a joint concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus on Saturday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. This concert will feature both ensembles in solo performance and is free and open to the public.

The Vasa Wind Orchestra and Conductor Karrin Meffert-Nelson will open Saturday’s concert with, Lauds (Praise High Day) by composer Ron Nelson and Danzon, the Third Sailor’s Dance from the Jerome Robbins’ ballet Fancy Free, scored by Leonard Bernstein. Vasa will continue with La Virgen de la Macarena, featuring Gustavus music professor and trumpet, Jonathan Brandt. The first half of the concert will conclude with two movements from Frank Ticheli’s Cajun Folk Songs.

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Conductor James Patrick Miller will perform three sets during Saturday’s concert.  The first set, Nature & Mystery, will open with Elliot Schwartz’s Celebration Fanfare, Maslanka’s Mother Earth, the Reynolds’ transcription of Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Warren Benson’s The Leaves are Falling.

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, James Patrick Miller, conductor

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, James Patrick Miller, conductor

Set two, Reflections, will include Gounod’s Adagio et Allegretto from Petite Symphonie, conducted by Karrin Meffert-Nelson, Bach’s Fantasia in G Major, conducted by Heidi Johanna Miller and Stravinsky’s Sinfonia from Octet with James Patrick Miller, conductor. The wind orchestra’s final set, Visions & Dances, will include two works, Be Thou My Vision, the Cross arrangement of the traditional Irish folk song and Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2.

The Saturday, November 15 concert by the Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.

 

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