PASADENA—The Caltech Jazz and Concert Bands will present the 19th annual Bandorama at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Featured on the concert program will be music for and images of the planet Jupiter. The music is by Gustav Holst and the images of Jupiter are compliments of the Galileo spacecraft. Guest conductors for the evening are Ashwin Vasavada and Les Deutsch. Both guest conductors have very important relationships with the spacecraft. Les led the team that developed the spacecraft and ground system communications improvements that enabled the success of the Galileo mission after its main antenna failed to deploy. Ash has been helping to image pictures of the planet.
Also featured on the program will be a saxophone concerto written especially for our guest saxophone soloist, Jerry Leudders. The Jazz Bands will play music from the swing era, such as the "Charleston" and "Side by Side." Finally, flutist Mary Davis will be featured in a movement of a jazz suite by Claude Bolling.
The 50-piece Concert Band and two 18-piece Jazz Bands are composed of students, faculty, and staff of Caltech, and employees of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
No tickets are required for the performance, and there will be free parking available. For additional information, call the Caltech ticket office, 1-888-2-CALTECH (toll free) or (626) 395-4652.