Saturday, February 23, 2013
Caltech-Occidental Concert Band
William Bing, Director
On the program will be one of the most loved pieces for concert band, "Lincolnshire Posy," by Percy Grainger. This is a wonderful piece of music and not often performed because of its level of difficulty. Grainger would have been the reality star of his generation as he married at the Hollywood Bowl in front of over 20,000 people.
Also on the program is Richard Strauss' First Horn Concerto. This showcase for horn will feature the ensemble's principal horn player, Julia Ziac, who is a junior at Caltech majoring in physics.
Paul Asimow, Professor of Geology and Geochemistry at Caltech, will conduct a composition by Ralph Dunlap. Ralph played horn in the ensemble for many years and left a wonderful legacy with his outstanding compositions.
There will also be appearances by the Caltech Trombone Choir, the Caltech Clarinet Choir, and the Caltech Percussion Ensemble.
Rounding out the program will be guest conductors Jeff Leblow, Catherine Wehrey, Jamie Rankin, Lynne Snyder, and Scott Babcock.
This concert will be held at Occidental College in Thorne Hall. It is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required.
For further information, please call Caltech Performing and Visual Arts at (626) 395-3295 or visit the band's website at http://bands.caltech.edu.
Presented By: Caltech Performing and Visual Arts