|Wind ensemble & University Band will present first concert of the season|
The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present their first concert of the season Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m.
Guest soloists will be UND department of Music faculty Ronnie Ingle, trumpet, and Joel Pugh, trombone. The performance will be held at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, or $12 per family.
The concert will explore a wide variety of styles and genres from the world of music. The Wind Ensemble will open its portion of the program with “Pas Redoublé” by Camille Saint-Saëns, followed by “Variations on ‘America’” of Charles Ives.
Following Rolf Rudin’s beautiful “Der Traum des Oenghus,” the ensemble will showcase Ingle on trumpet and Pugh on trombone, playing Joseph Turrin’s exciting “Fandango.” In honor of the 100th anniversary of this cornerstone work in the band repertoire, they will perform Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb.” The ensemble will close the concert with Sam Hazo’s rousing “Ride.”
The University Band will open the concert with W. Paris Chamber’s classic “Chicago Tribune March.” The Band also will perform the “Journey of Exploration” by Japanese composer Yo Goto, and Timothy Broege’s unique “Sinfornia XVI: Transcendental Vienna”. Jay Bocook’s arrangement featuring Excerpts from “The Firebird” of Igor Stravinsky, and Ed Huckeby’s “Declaration, Ballade and Finale,” will round out their program.
-- James Popejoy, director of bands, Music, email@example.com, 777-2815