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Instrumental Showcase features top BYU ensembles Sept. 28

Brigham Young University’s School of Music will present the annual Instrumental Ensemble Showcase Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at for $9 or $6 with student ID.

The showcase, featuring the Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra, is the only event during the year when all four instrumental ensembles perform together.

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform “Salvation is Created” by Tschesnokoff arranged by Bruce Houseknecht, “Cakewalk” from “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russel Bennett and selections from “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold.

Conducted by Eric Hansen, the Symphony Orchestra will perform the Overture to “The Gypsy Baron” by Johann Strauss, Jr., “Pavane” by Gabriel Fauré and “Buckaroo Holiday” from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland.

The Wind Symphony, conducted by David Blackinton, will perform the circus march “Radio Waves” by Fred Jewell edited by Timothy Rhea, “La Procession Du Rocio” by Joaquin Turin arranged by Alfred Reed, and “Prelude and Dance” by Paul Creston.

Conductor Kory Katseanes and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will complete the evening with “Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance,” op. 23a by Samuel Barber.

For more information, contact Donald Peterson at (801) 422-7275 or Eric Hansen at (801) 422-4135.

Writer: Brian Rust

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