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ISU Wind Ensemble, Concert Band concert set April 17

Posted April 15, 2009

The Idaho State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform their final program of the semester Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jospeh C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. The Wind Ensemble is directed by Patrick Brooks, ISU director of Bands, and Monte Grise, associate director of bands, directs the Concert Band.

The Concert Band will perform the "Second Suite in F For Band" by Gustav Holst, "Air for Band" by Frank Erickson, "Court Festival" by William Latham, and Aaron Copland’s "Down A Country Lane," in a transcription for band by Merlin Patterson.

They will perform "Idaho Celebration" by ISU music department chair and composer Randy Earles. Earles composed the work in 2008 after being awarded a commission by the Idaho Department of Education.

The Wind Ensemble will open with a brassy version of "The Pavane Battaille" by the renaissance composer Tylman Susato. They also will perform "George Washington Bridge (An Impression for Band)" by the American 20th-century composer William Schuman, and the first movement from "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Gran Partitia for 13 Winds, K. 361." ISU music student Nate Foxley will be the featured soloist for the evening on the tuneful "Rhapsody for Euphonium" by Jerry Brubaker. The Wind Ensemble will close the program with a performance Montana composer David Maslanka’s powerful work "Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble."

Admission to the concert is $6 general admission, $4 ISU faculty and staff, free for ISU students, and $2 for pre-college students. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

For more information on this concert or about the ISU Bands, call Brooks at 282-3147 or visit the ISU music department’s Web page at http://www.isu.edu/music/.