Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra
Dr. Glenn D. Price, Director
The Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra (formerly the Caltech-Occidental Concert Band) presents the John Williams 85th Birthday Tribute Concert. Featured soloist is Hye Sung Choe, and music will include Liberty Fanfare, the theme from Schindler's List, and Star Wars, among others.
John Williams has made the greatest impact on film soundtracks in the history of the medium, and his music resonates in the DNA of all of us today. As Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and as guest conductor of leading professional orchestras around the world, he is heralded for his singular contributions to entertainment and culture. Winner of 22 Grammys, 5 Emmys, 4 Golden Globes, and 4 British Academy (BAFTA) Awards, he is literally without peer in the realm of film composition. A significant composer of concert as well as film music, his gifts have touched the minds and the hearts of listeners young and old, for multiple generations. It is an honor to dedicate our first concert of the season to the music of John Williams, in the year of his 85th Birthday.
Dr. Hye Sung Choe, is both an artist of the highest caliber, and flute coach at Caltech. Winner of the 2007 National Flute Association's Young Artist's Competition, as well as numerous other international awards and competitions, she is also the first and only recipient of the Artist's Certificate in the woodwind department in the history of the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Doctoral degree. An active orchestral musician, she has held leading positions in numerous orchestras across the US, as well as appearing in South Korea and Eastern Europe as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. We are pleased to feature her in a tour-de-force concerto for flute and wind orchestra by Brazilian composer Hudson Noguiera.
This concert is free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required. Parking is also free.
This same concert will be presented on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
For more information, visit http://bands.caltech.edu or call (626) 395-3295.