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USU Wind Orchestra Presents Fall Concert 'JFK: Elegy for a Young American'


Monday, Nov. 04, 2013


The Utah State University Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas P. Rohrer, will perform its fall concert Friday, Nov. 8, in the Kent Concert Hall on the USU campus.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.

 

The concert is largely related to the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Also featured is a rare performance of Symphony No. 2, by Johan De Meij, subtitled “The Big Apple” as a musical depiction of New York City.

 

Rohrer said the concert also includes Elegy for a Young American by Ronald LoPresti, Dream of Abraham by Daniel Bukvich and Eternal Father, Strong to Save by Claude T. Smith.

 

“In light of the concert’s theme, the performance opens with Fanfare for Fifty, composed by myself,” said Rohrer. “The piece was commissioned in summer 2013 by the Utah State University Summer Alumni Concert Band at the request of its director Nicholas Morrison.”

 

Rohrer said the concert will conclude with Big Apple Symphony by de Meij.

 

“It is described by the composer as an ode to New York, not strictly programmatic music but rather a musical interpretation of the spirit, glamour and indifference of one of the most fascinating cities in the world,” said Rohrer.

 

USU’s Wind Orchestra is a 50-member ensemble of wind and percussion players from the Caine College of the Arts. Entrance is gained by audition at the onset of each semester.

 

The concert is free and open to the public.

 

For more information, visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center on the Logan campus, call 435-797-8022 or see the college’s Production Services website.

 

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Contact and writer: Tom Rohrer, 435-797-3004, thomas.rohrer@usu.edu



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