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ISU Wind Ensemble, Concert Band to perform in Jensen Grand Concert Hall on Feb. 26

Posted February 17, 2010

On Friday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. the Idaho Stare University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform in Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Special guest soloist for the evening will be Ronald Barron, recently retired Principal Trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Barron will be performing the German romantic Concertino by Ferdinand David, and Annie Laurie by Arthur Pryor accompanied by the wind ensemble. The ISU Bands graciously acknowledges the support of the Idaho State Civic Symphony and the ISU Cultural Affairs Council in the support of Mr. Barron's appearance.

In conjunction with his solo appearance, Mr. Barron will also be teaching a Low Brass Masterclass on Thursday evening in the Fine Arts Building on campus. The masterclass will be held in the choir room (FA 110) of the Fine Arts Building on the ISU campus from 6:30-8:30 PM. There is no cost for attending the masterclass, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Dr. Patrick Brooks at broopatr@isu.edu or at 282-3147 with any questions. 
 
Besides Mr. Barron's solo appearance, the Friday evening performance will also feature the ISU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble with performances of music by Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, David del Tredici, David Maslanka, and Robert Spittal. Cost for the Friday evening concert is $6 for adults, $4 for ISU faculty and staff, $2 for precollege students, and ISU students are free.