The Brigham Young University School of Music will showcase the talents of selected performing groups in two free concerts in the Madsen Recital Hall during the week of Nov. 27.
Jazz Ensemble, Tuesday, Nov. 28: Directed by Mark Ammons, the Jazz Ensemble will present “Night and Day,” a night of finger-snapping contemporary jazz music, at 7:30 p.m. The program will include songs by many famous composers, such as Dizzy Gillespie (“A Night in Tunisia”), Ira and George Gershwin (“I Got Rhythm”) and Cole Porter (“Night and Day”). The audience will recognize other well-known pieces, like “My Funny Valentine,” arranged by Gary Madsen, “It Must Have Been Ol’ Santa Claus” arranged Lyle Durland and “Only You” by Bob Florence.
Woodwind Chamber Night, Wednesday, Nov. 29: An evening of classic and contemporary woodwind music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Traditional pieces will include Franz Danzi’s Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 56, No. 1 and Paul Taffanel’s “Quintette pour instruments à vent.” Selections from the 20th century will also be featured, such as “Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser,” Op. 24, No. 2 by Paul Hindemith and “Blue Set” No. 2 for four bassoons by Peter Schickele.
For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.
Writer: Elizabeth Kasper