Culver-Stockton to hold music concerts November 13 and 15
Monday, November 02, 2009
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Ensembles will present a “Spotlight on Music” concert on Friday, November 13, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, November 15, the C-SC Ensemble and Symphony Band will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium, located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus.
“On Friday evening under the direction of Kevin Baker, associate professor of music, the choirs will perform a repertoire from the past four centuries and from every corner of the earth,” said Tom Polett, associate professor of music and chairperson of the Fine Arts Division.
Selections will include: “Kua Rongo Mai Koe” by Ngapo Wehi, “Verbum caro factum est” by Hans Leo Hassler, “Musica, die Ganz Lieblich Kunst” by Johann Jeep, “Muie Rendera” by Pinto Fonseca, “Sing Unto God” by Paul Fetler, and “Whether Men Do Laugh or Weep” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, among others.
Under Polett’s direction, the Jazz Ensemble will present music with the theme “A Day in the Life…” Selections will include “One O’Clock Jump”, “Round Midnight”, and “In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)”, as well as recent compositions and arrangements in many styles.
The Sunday evening concert will be led by Trent Hollinger, assistant professor of music and will feature something for everyone. Hollinger said the concert represents many of the traditional and new styles for both wind ensemble and the large symphonic band.
“Patrons will hear everything from the quirky Charles Ives’s “Old Home Days” Suite—with a wide variety of movements from a slow march written in memory of a beloved pet to a stereotypically awkward burlesque version of “London Bridges”—to both the sweet and lyrical Spanish music of Joaquin Rodrigo and exhilarating ballet music for an exciting dance tournament between two Argentinean gauchos in Alberto Ginastera’s Danza Final from Estancia.,” Holliger said. “Band lovers will enjoy both traditional repertoires in Gustav Holst’s Moorside Suite to the popular contemporary standard, Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli. Finally, concert-goers while be entranced by the atmospheric soundscape created in Ron Nelson’s Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice. “
“This concert will give all those who attend something to walk away humming to themselves as well as something to think about,” Hollinger added.
Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information about these events, e-mail the C-SC Fine Arts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-288-6413.
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