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ISU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band to perform final concert of semester on April 29 at Stephens Center

Posted April 25, 2011

The Idaho State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform its final concert of the semester Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center.  The Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks, ISU director of bands. The Concert Band is directed by Kevin York, associate director of bands.       

Wind Ensemble member Devin Hansen playing the euphoniumThe ISU Concert Band will perform four selections, two of which feature ISU music students. Trumpeter Michela Ferrin will be trumpet soloist on "Prayer of St. Gregory" by composer Alan Hovaness; and senior music student Drew Sutherland will conduct the "El Capitan March" by John Phillip Sousa and "An Irish Rhapsody" by Clare Grundman. The Concert Band will also perform selections from the American-spirited "Old Home Days" by composer Charles Ives.

The Wind Ensemble portion of the concert will center on collaborations with ISU dancers under the supervision of dance faculty Josephine Garibaldi and Paul Smolek. Dancers and musicians will combine for performances of three numbers; "Solitary Dancer" by Warren Benso; "Ogoun Badagris" by Chris Rouse; and "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," by Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Adams. The Wind Ensemble will also perform "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland, and "Colonial Song" by Percy Grainger.

Admission policy for this concert is as follows: ISU Students free, pre-college students $4, ISU Faculty and Staff $6 and general admission is $8. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

For more information on this concert or about the ISU Bands, call Idaho State University Director of Bands Dr. Patrick Brooks at 282-3147