Conducted by Brandon Jones, visiting assistant professor of music, the band will perform a variety of works, including "Royal Coronation Dances" by Bob Margolis, after 16th-century French composer Claude Gervaise, "Rhosymedre" by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, "Puszta – Four Gypsy Dances" by Dutch composer Jan Van der Roost, "Lullaby for Kirsten" by American composer Leslie Bassett and "Folk Dances" by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
With approximately 60 members, the university's largest instrumental group includes students, faculty, staff and members of the Springfield community. The Symphonic Band explores the numerous sonorities and capabilities of the wind band medium and performs an array of music, encompassing standard repertoire, transcriptions and recent compositions.
The Symphonic Band's final concert of the year will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Weaver Chapel. It will feature a program of music by American composers.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts
Photo By: Robbie Gantt
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