Tuesday, April 26, 2011

UIS Music Program presents Spring 2011 showcase concert

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Music Program will hold its annual Spring Showcase Concert.

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sangamon Auditorium, UIS

DETAILS: The concert will feature the UIS Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, and Concert Band. Trumpet soloist Dr. Tracy Parish will be featured with the Concert Band performing Herbert L. Clarke’s Carnival of Venice and other solo works featured on John Philip Sousa’s famous 1911 world tour.

Highlights of the Chorus performance include Ariel Ramírez’ Misa Criolla and a combined performance of Fauré’s Pavane, Op. 50 with the Chamber Orchestra. Also programmed by the Chamber Orchestra are Holst’s Brook Green Suite, and a set of New Orleans dance orchestra music from the historic John Robichaux collection. In addition to music from the 1911 Sousa Band world tour, the Concert Band will perform Spring Festival by Chinese composer Chen Yi and Chester by American composer William Schuman.

The Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra are under the direction of Todd Cranson. The Chorus is under the direction of Melinda Pitt Kaye.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Donations benefitting the UIS Music Student Merit Award will be accepted at the door. Everyone is invited to meet the musicians at a reception in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby will following the concert.

For more information, contact Todd Cranson at 217/206-7549 or email rcran2@uis.edu.

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