Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium on the TLU Campus, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor Beth Bronk, will perform in concert. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The performance, titled Symphonic Impressions, includes the following selections:
Montana, by Jan Van der Roost (Anthony Castillo, student conductor)
Terpsichorean Dances, by Jodie Blackshaw
Toccata for Band, by Frank Erickson (Anthony Castillo, student conductor)
The Great Steamboat Race, by Robert W. Smith
Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Moussorgsky (transcribed by Mark Hindsley)
Finale, Symphony No. 3 in C, Opus 78 (Organ Symphony), by Camille Saint-Saëns (arranged by Earl Slocum)
Guest artists include Alice Keene, harpist, and Thomas Pavlechko, organist.
Keene is a native of Saginaw, Michigan and studied harp performance in Indiana University and The University of Michigan. Her professional resume includes a twelve-year tenure as Professor of Harp at the University of Illinois. She is currently a freelance harpist, enjoying a busy schedule as a soloist, clinician, and orchestral performer, while maintaining an active teaching studio.
Pavlechko, a graduate of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, is currently the Cantor and Composer-in-Residence at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. Pavlechko’s liturgical music and hymn tunes are in print in denominational hymnals and hymn collections on four continents, and his commissioned compositions for orchestra, concert band, organ, chamber and choral ensembles have received premiere performances throughout the United States, including TLU Vespers.