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Kirt Saville to conduct BYU Symphonic Band in concert Feb. 22

Tickets are on sale for $6 for Brigham Young University’s Symphonic Band concert Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Visit byuarts.com/tickets or call (801) 422-4322 to purchase.

Conducted by Kirt Saville, the BYU Symphonic Band uses a full concert band instrumentation of approximately 85 student musicians. The group performs significant literature from a variety of musical periods and has premiered various new works for the wind band.

The concert will feature a new arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” a theatre piece commissioned by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1971. Originally written for the Canadian Brass and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, this piece will be performed with accompaniment by BYU faculty brass artists Barry Hillam and David Faires on the trumpet, Laurence Lowe on the horn, Will Kimball on the trombone and Steve Call on the tuba.

The concert will also feature “L’Englesina” by Davide Delle Cese, “The Jig is Up,” by Derek Bourgeois, “A Song of Loudest Praise” by Andrew Boysen and “Venetian Spells” by Martin Ellerby.                       

For more information about the Symphonic Band concert, contact Kirt Saville at (801) 422-7423 or kirt_saville@byu.edu. Learn more about the BYU bands at bands.byu.edu.

Writer: Philip Volmar

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