ISU Symphonic Band will join Snake River New Horizons Band in Oct. 2 concert
October 1, 2015
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Symphonic Band will be joined by the Snake River New Horizons Band in its first concert of the semester on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall at the Stephen’s Performing Arts Center on the ISU campus.
Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ISU faculty and staff and free to all ISU students.The New Horizons Band is directed by Casey Emerson and Beth Buxton and the ISU Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks.
According to Brooks, the Symphonic Band will present a program that features “mostly French” music for band. The band will begin the French portion of their program with the classically-styled “Symphonie for Band” by French composer Louis Jadin.
Following the symphony will be “the Suite Provencal” by Dutch composer Jan Van der Roost. This tuneful suite is based upon a collection of folk tunes from the south of France.
Other French music to be presented is “The Engulfed Cathedral” by Claude Debussy, in an arrangement for band, and Norman Dello Joio’s brilliantly scored “Scenes from the Louvre.”
The featured soloist for this concert will be ISU music student Hayden Holbrook on alto saxophone. A graduate of Century High School, Holbrook will be performing “Pequena Czarda” by Spanish composer Pedro Iturralde.