S&T bands to perform fall concert

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On November 3, 2010

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will perform their fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for Missouri S&T students and youth under 18. Tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance in the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the lobby of Castleman Hall.

“This concert includes something for everyone,” says Dr. Robert J. Cesario, director of bands and orchestras. “We’ll have pieces for the march lover and traditional music fan, as well as selections for those looking for new sounds from the wind and percussion idiom.”

The Symphonic Band will play A Golden Celebration, by Brant Karrick; The Lords of Greenwich, by Robert Sheldon; National Emblem, by E. E. Bagley; and Them Basses, by G. H. Huffine.

The Wind Symphony will take the stage in the second half of the concert. Their selections will include Kirkpatrick Fanfare, by Andrew Boysen Jr.; Qin, by Derek Limback; Festal Scenes, by Yasuhide Ito; and John Philip Sousa’s last march, Daughters of Texas.

Limback is the band director for St. James Schools and former jazz ensemble director at S&T. This will be the second performance of his piece.

His piece Qin (pronounced Chin) is a seven-minute sonic description of the China’s first emperor. “It is written based off of a seven note pitch collection which represents the seven warring states of China,” says Limback. “It utilizes a flute solo which represents the voice of Qin himself.”

For additional information about Missouri S&T bands, email Cesario at cesarior@mst.edu or call the S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.

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