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Music to Your Ears

March 5, 2010

Illustration of musical instruements on green background

From March 5th through March 14th, music ruled on the Drexel campus as we proudly presented seven concerts that showcased talented Drexel student musicians who played in our wonderful and diverse ensembles under the supervision of the Music Program.

On Friday, March 5th the Drexel String Ensemble presented “Let Us Surprise You,” music from the world of Broadway and movies. Featuring songs from Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic and Broadway show stoppers like Phantom of the Opera, this concert pleased the ‘pops’ lover in all of us. We move on to Sunday, March 7th when the Drexel Concert Band took us on a journey around the world with “A Global Rhapsody.” A highlight of the concert was Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Mark Kuss. Kuss is a composer and performer with Hesperus, the new music ensemble of the Smithsonian Institute.

Our celebration of music continued on Tuesday, March 9th with a concert by Drexel’s Guitar and Fusion Ensembles that will feature works by Miles Davis, WAR, John Lennon, Mongo Santamaria, and Johann Pachelbel. The next evening, Wednesday, March 10th the Mandell Theater raucously transformed as the Percussion Ensemble and Rock Ensemble turned up the bass with “Red, Red Wine” by UB40, Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll”, the Beatles’ “Help” and a whole lot more.

We concluded on Friday, March 12th when the Keyboard Ensemble displayed their talents performing Franz Schubert’s  “Serenade”, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “German Dance”, Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Song without Words” and J. Thomas’ “Rockin’ Robin”.