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Instrumental Showcase Oct. 1 to feature BYU's top bands, orchestras

Brigham Young University’s Instrumental Showcase will feature the Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble and Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, Oct. 1, in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com.

This is the only concert during the year when all the BYU instrumental groups will perform on the same night.

The Symphonic Band, led by Kirt Saville, will begin with “Konigsmarch” by Richard Strauss and then perform “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” by David R. Holsinger. Following that will be their last number, Symphonic Dance No. 3, “Fiesta” by Clifton Williams.

The Symphony Orchestra, led by Eric Hansen, will then perform the Slavonic Dance No. 7 by Antonin Dvorak, “Gymnopedies” by Erik Satie and the Symphony No. 5 by Sergei Prokofiev.

Donald Peterson will then conduct the Wind Symphony in “Fanfare for a Golden Sky” by Scott Boerma followed by “Overture for Band” by John Heins. They will finish with “Aspen Jubilee” by Ron Nelson.

Finishing the concert will be the Philharmonic Orchestra led by Kory Katseanes. They will play the overture to “Girl Crazy’” by George Gershwin and the “Dance of the Seven Veils” from “Salome” by Richard Strauss.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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