Community Band, Wind Ensemble in concert May 3
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Music Department proudly presents the Community Band and Wind Ensemble in concert Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring compositions by George Frideric Handel, Arnold Schoenberg, and Juriaan and Louis Andriessen and trumpet solos by Mark Eichner and Colin Galitz, the concert is held in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, located at 900 Wood Rd. in Kenosha.
The Wind Ensemble showcases Handel's Largo and Gigue and Petronio
Franceschini's Sonata for Two Trumpets. The Ensemble then performs pieces by the Andriessen brothers: Juriaan's "Overture to an Imaginary Play" and Louis' "Symphony from the Netherlands."
"I thought it was an interesting pairing of works because Juriaan, the elder brother, is the more conservative of the two. He was associated with several projects for the stage and more traditional symphonic forms," said Eichner, who called the Andriessens the First Family of Dutch composers. "Louis wrote classical works but also collaborated with Elvis Costello and Janet Jackson."
The UW-Parkside Community Band performs Frederick Delius' "Marche Caprice," "Mazurka" from "Le Roi Malgre Lui" by Emmanuel Chabrier, and Arthur Benjamin's "Cotillion." The Community Band also performs Schoenberg's band masterwork "Theme and Variations." The music was composed in 1943 during Schoenberg's final year at USC after he fled Nazi Germany during World War II.
The Wind Ensemble and Community Band join forces to close with the finale from Vasily Kalinnikov's First Symphony.
Trumpet soloist Colin Galitz is a senior music major with concentrations in instrumental and general music education. He currently student teaches at Horlick High School, McKinley Middle School, and S.C. Johnson Elementary in Racine. A member of the National Band Association Wisconsin All-Star Band for the past four years, Galitz has also been a member of the UW-Parkside Wind, Jazz, and Brass Ensembles throughout his college career.
Admission to the concert is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. It is held in the acoustically perfect Frances Bedford Concert Hall of The Rita.For more information on the UW-Parkside Music program, call 262-595-2457.