Fall Event Features Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

  • Thursday, November 4, 2010

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(November 4, 2010) Music to the ears, the UMES Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform their annual fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.   Wind Ensemble arrangements and holiday favorites fill the program.

    "One of the pieces that I'm excited about is "Danzas Cubanas" by Robert Sheldon," said Dr. John R. Lamkin, UMES director of bands.  "There are three original dance-like movements celebrating the joy and energy of Afro-Cuban music.  It's very rhythmic and provides an excellent multi-cultural music experience."

    The 30-member instrumental group will also perform an arrangement of Scott Joplin's "The Strenuous Life," which Lamkin describes as "a ragtime two-step piece transcribed for band by Alfred Reed."  Another arrangement, "Concertino" by Carl Maria von Webber, is a piece written for solo clarinet with band accompaniment.  It will feature senior music education major Talisa Moore. 

    The evening's program culminates with holiday favorites including "Winter Wonderland," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and "Let It Snow." John Philip Sousa's "Hail to the Spirit of Liberty" concludes the event.

    The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 410-651-6571.

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.  

     

    Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, wrobinson3@umes.edu.