The Brigham Young University School of Music’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform a combined concert Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.
Tickets are $11, or $8 with a BYU or student ID. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.
Conducted by Don Peterson, the Wind Symphony will premiere a work commissioned by the BYU Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, “Cantina” by David Rakowski. They will also perform “Celebrations” by Zdecklik, “Silverado” by Bruce Broughton and J.D. Morsch and “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Grainger.
Rakowski has received a number of awards and fellowships, including the Elise L. Stoeger Prize from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in music. He has composed five concertos, three symphonies, 88 piano etudes, five song cycles, and a large amount of wind ensemble music and chamber music and vocal music for various combinations.
His music has been performed and recorded widely and is published by C.F. Peters.
He is the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis University.
The Symphonic Band, conducted by Kirt Saville, will present “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March” by Karl King, “Ye Banks and Braes o Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger and “Shortcut Home” by Dana Wilson. The program will also feature the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, including “March,” “Song Without Words,” “Song of the Blacksmith” and “Fantasia on the Dargason.”
For more information, contact Don Peterson at (801) 422-7275 or Kirt Saville at (801) 422-7423.
Writer: Angela Fischer