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BYU Symphonic Band to perform Nov. 2

  • Performance Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
  • Price: $6

The BYU School of Music and the BYU Symphonic Band presents Mt. Everest!—featuring an evening of peak experiences—Wednesday Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422- 2981 or online at byuarts.com.

The concert begins with a fanfare inspired by St. Francis of Assisi for our Mother Earth by contemporary composer David Maslanka. Ralph Vaughan William’s classic, English Folk Song Suite dishes up eight English folk songs in delightful fashion. Stained Glass Windows was composed by contemporary composer Bruce Yurko.  Inspired by the hymn, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, this will be the Utah premiere for this exciting new work.

“Consisting of approximately 75 performers, the Symphonic Band is devoted to the performance of the finest band masterpieces,” said Kirt Saville, director of the Symphonic Band. “This concert features pieces from many historic periods, new music for the wind idiom, and compositions from our faculty and student composers.”

The Symphonic Band fosters the highest performance standards while offering its members an opportunity to expand their artistic, technical and performance horizons.

Writer: Madison Wiley

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