A guest performance by National Public Radio's Carl Kasell will highlight March 2's concert by the Wind Symphony of Gettysburg College's Sunderman Conservatory of Music.
The 8 p.m. concert will feature Kassel in the premiere of a newly commissioned work, "There Was a Composer of Genius" by Daniel Kallman, that offers whimsical takes on iconic American composers Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives, Duke Ellington, and John Philip Sousa. A limerick read by Kassel will introduce each of the four movements. The Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony was a member of the commissioning consortium that created this piece, made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Other works will include “Asphalt Cocktail” by John Mackey, “Second Suite in F for Military Band” by Gustav Holst, “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen, and “Rolling Thunder” by Henry Fillmore.
Tickets are $5, but there will be no charge for Gettysburg College students and employees with college identification. Information is available at www.gettysburgmajestic.org or 717-337-8200.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Tracey Dukert, assistant director of news content, 717.337.6521Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2012
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