BOONE—Works from the 20th and 21st centuries will be performed April 22 by The Appalachian Concert Band during the 2015 Contemporary Music Festival sponsored by the Rho Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at Appalachian State University.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. The concert begins with Fanfare of the Bells by William Gordon conducted by John Stanley Ross.
Graduate student Onsby Rose will conduct Frank Ticheli’s Shenandoah inspired by the popular folk melody.
Graduate student Matthew Brusseau will conduct Tucheli’s “Cajun Folk Songs II,” also inspired by folk melodies and “Loch Lomond,” another folk-song inspired composition by Ticheli. Brusseau also will conduct Jan Van der Roost’s “Puszta: Four Gypsy Dances.”
Rose returns to the podium to conduct John Zdechlik’s “Chorale and Shaker Dance” based on the Shaker hymn “Tis The Gift to be Simple” and John Barnes Chance’s “Variations on a Korean Folk Song.”
The program concludes with John Philip Sousa’s “The Washington Post March” conducted by Kevin Gray Richardson.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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