Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble Concert
Date: December 6 2012 7:30pm Location: Evans Hall
The Lewis & Clark College Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble presents our Fall 2012 concert.
This semester will feature two works for Wind Symphony originally written for small ensemble. “Limerick Daydreams” by Nathan Daughtry features sounds of Ireland with percussion influences from all over the world. Limerick Daydreams is based on the Irish reel, “Highway to Limerick.” The ensemble will also perform “Strange Humors” by famed composer John Mackey. This work uses an African Djembe as the central timekeeper, and was commissioned by the American Bandmasters Association in 2008. The Wind Symphony will also perform Daniel Buckvich’s “Symphony No. 1.” Buckvich states in his program notes that “on the night of February 13, 1945, Allied forces fire-bombed the undefended German city of Dresden. Swollen by the flow of refugees fleeing the advancing Russian Army to almost twice its normal population, the “Fire Storm” killed approximately 150,000 men, women, and children.” This master work is in Memoriam, Dresden, Germany, 1945.
The percussion ensemble will perform “Two Brazilian Dances” by Ney Rosauro. This works features music from Trinidad in two movements guaranteed to shoot your big toe up in your boot! The ensemble will also perform “Tumbao Talk” by master percussionist Julie Davila. This work, scored for multiple hand drums, shows off both rhythmic variations and visual complexity.
The concert will start with a pre-performance of John Cage’s “But what about the noise of Crumpling Paper” to welcome you to your seats.
The concert is FREE and open to the public. Bring your friends, family, and anyone else who enjoys music.
For more information, contact:
Brett EE Paschal
Director of Bands and Percussion Studies