Posted February 25, 2011
The Idaho State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform its first concert of the semester Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center. The Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks, ISU Director of Bands. The Concert Band is directed by Kevin York, Associate Director of Bands.
The Wind Ensemble will kick off its portion of the program with the energetic Overture to "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein. Guest soloist for the evening will be bassoonist Dr. George Adams, performing two movements from the Concerto for Bassoon and Wind Ensemble by Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Eric Ewazen. Dr. Adams, former music director of the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, teaches bassoon and instrumental conducting at Idaho State, as is a member of the City Creek Winds.
The ISU Wind Ensemble will also be presenting the Pocatello premiere of An Introduction To The Moon by Minneapolis based composer Libby Larsen. This contemporary work is unique in that it involves the use of improvised backgrounds to the reading by band members of eight poems that are interspersed throughout the work.
The Wind Ensemble will also be performing the tuneful Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaud, and two movements from the Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod.
Admission policy for this concert is as follows: ISU Students Free, Pre-college Students $4, ISU Faculty and Staff $6, General admission is $8. Children under 6 will not be admitted.
For more information on this concert or about the ISU Bands, call Idaho State University Director of Bands Dr. Patrick Brooks at 282-3147