DePauw Band Presents Final Fall Concert Sunday Afternoon
November 18, 2008
November 18, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Band will present its final concert of the fall semester this Sunday, November 23, at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
The University Band's performance will feature a wide variety of styles of music and composers, beginning with Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude and Fugue in g minor, BWV 558, from his collection, "Orgelbüchlein, Eight Short Preludes and Fugues."
School of Music faculty member Barbara Paré will be soprano soloist in Jack Stamp's "Four Maryland Songs." The work was commissioned to commemorate the thirty years the University of Maryland's director of bands, John Wakefield, spent teaching at the university. As a native of Maryland, Stamp chose to compose a work set to the texts of Maryland poets.
Mrs. Paré has extensive solo and operatic experience, having performed with a variety of nationally-known opera companies, including the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival, the Ensemble Company of Cincinnati Opera, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Iowa.
Two student chamber wind groups will present works on the concert program: a woodwind trio with Steven Majala, Amy Jantz and Ariel Detwiler, and saxophone quartet with Michael Anne Tolan, Margaret Galasso, Matthew Howes and Patrick Legendre.
The Band will also perform Mangulina by Paul Basler, Trittico by Vaclav Nehlybel, a setting of the choral work, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and renditions of the holiday carols Greensleeves and Stille Nacht.
For more information, visit the DePauw University School of Music online.