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Concert Band: Luminescence

November 15, 2017

The Drexel Concert Band, comprised of over 70 musicians from across the University, will present Luminescence on Sunday, December 10 at 7PM in Mandell Theater. Their Fall Concert program is curated around the theme of light and the spirit of the holiday season, and includes works by Tchaikovsky, Wilson, Ticheli, Zainelli, & Reed.

Concert goers will be dazzled by each of the selected works, specifically chosen for their effervescent ambience or texture. Guest composer and conductor, Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull of Valencia, Spain, will conduct two of his own works, Sparks of the Oriental Light and Mare Tenebrosum, and trumpet soloist Marco Tampieri of Cesena, Italy will perform Luigi Zaninelli's The Golden Horn with the Concert Band.  M. Tampieri is Professor of Trumpet at the Conservatory of Music in Cesena, and his collaboration with the Concert Band is part of the International Music Project (IMP). The Concert Band will also present the premiere performance of Philadelphia-based composer, arranger, and professional French hornist, Frank Stroble, and his Christmas Kaleidoscope. 

The International Music Project (IMP), is a consortium of eleven American & Italian colleges/universities and conservatories created to provide wind band and chamber music performance, pedagogy, and conducting symposia for emerging professionals. Over the past five years, the Drexel Concert Band has enjoyed wonderful opportunities through the IMP, yielding appearances by noted conductor M. Filippo Salemmi (Bevagna, Italy) and Angelo Sormani (Como, Italy). In addition, they've featured several composers who have written works specifically for the ensemble, including Alvin Singleton, Raphael Fusco, Nicholas Vasallo, Frank Stroble, Mark Kuss, and Luke Abruzzo. 

Sun. Dec 10 // 7PM // Mandell Theater // Free & open to the public

About Concert Band

The Drexel Concert Band comprises over 70 musicians from across the university, and is the premier concert band ensemble within the Department of Performing Arts. Students gain admission to the ensemble through a successful audition. The ensemble presents one concert (free to the public) at the end of each academic term, performing the finest wind band repertoire from each period of musical history (classical, jazz, and chamber). In addition, the ensemble engages itself through collaborative projects that include performances with guest soloists/conductors, and dance ensembles.

All students who are interested in joining the Drexel Concert Band please contact Wesley J. Broadnax,, or the Department of Performing Arts at 215.895.2451.