Three Centuries of Music
May 20, 2009 —
Music from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries will be the theme of the Concert Band's performance on May 31st at 7 PM. Eric Whitacre's gentle, warm October and John Mackey's contrasting Undertow will represent the 21st Century and Music Professor Luke Abruzzo's arrangement of Astor Piazolla's Libertango and Oliver Nelson's Fugue and Bossa will symbolize the 20th Century. The performance of Cecile Chaminade's Concertino for Flute and Band, a 19th Century virtuoso showcase, will feature freshman Kristen Tripolitis, winner of this year's annual Concerto Contest. Also from the 19th Century will be the final movement from Vasily Kalinnikov's First Symphony. This 1895 epic work features intricate, interweaving lines, lyric melodies and a heroic, nationalistic conclusion in the Romantic Russian manner.