Strike Up The Band: Fourth of July Special

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Young Artists Showcase celebrates the grand tradition of American concert bands, which continue to flourish in parts of the country.

This week’s Fourth of July special Showcase features a range of performers from college and conservatory wind symphonies, to military bands and even a high school ensemble, with music by Morton Gould, Aaron Copland and the "March King" himself, John Philip Sousa, among others.

Program details:

John Philip Sousa: Thunderer March
-- Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble; Harlan Parker, conductor.

John Philip Sousa: University of Illinois March
Franck Tichell: Apollo Unleashed
-- University of Illinois Wind Symphony; James Keene, conductor.

Morton Gould: Saratoga Quickstep
-- U.S. Military Academy (West Point) Band; Lt. Col. David Dietrick, conductor.

Morton Gould: Rag and Ridout (from Derivations)
-- John Parette, clarinet.

Erik Ewazen: Concerto for Trombone
-- Lee Rogers, trombone; SMU Meadows Wind Ensemble; Jack Delaney, conductor.

Aaron Copland: A Lincoln Portrait (excerpts)
-- Great Neck North High School Wind Ensemble; Joseph Rutkowski, conductor.

Ron Nelson: Savannah River Holiday
-- Texas A & M University Wind Symphony; Timothy Rhea, conductor.

Kenneth Alford: The Eagle Squadron
-- Texas A & M University Wind Symphony; Timothy Rhea, conductor.

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Comments [1]

NOTHING says patriotic AMERICA like a SOUSA MARCH!! ( MARCH KING 4 EVER) Happy 4th!

Jul. 04 2012 09:05 PM

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