The Arts

Kirkwood Concert Band Set to Perform May 3

By May 1, 2008 November 16th, 2018 No Comments

Lineup includes scenes from “The Louvre” and works like Espana Cani, Saint Louis Blues

The Kirkwood Community College Concert Band will present a wide array of pieces on May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Ballantyne Auditorium.

The night will start off with the band accompanying the audience in singing the Star Spangled Banner.

The band, directed by Beth Zamzow, will then present John Philip Sousa’s second most famous march, Semper Fidelis, featuring drums and trumpets. The Pioneers by Philip Sparke will follow. The Pioneers celebrates Lewis and Clarke’s exploration.

Scenes from “The Louvre” by Norman Dello Joio will be presented, including: The Portals, Children’s Gallery, The Kings of France, The Nativity Paintings and Finale. This selection was composed for an award winning television program in 1965.

The Grand Italian March, Florentiner by Julius Fucik will be followed by “The Ride of Valkyries” by Richard Wagner, arranged by Robert Longfield. This piece is best known for its use in the Bugs Bunny cartoon “What’s Opera, Doc?”

Most often associated with the poem, “Danny Boy”, the next piece, Irish Tune from County Derry, by Percy Aldridge Grainger, has been described as “very moving.” Espana Cani, a “Spanish Gypsy Dance” by Pascual Marquina and arranged by Robert Longfield will follow.

The evening will come to a close with Saint Louis Blues, by W.C. Handy, arranged by Luther Henderson and Seventy-Six Trombones by Meredith Willson, arranged by Leroy Anderson.

Tickets are available from Kirkwood Student Life, 319-398-5578. Students and staff with Eagle Cards get in free. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.