DePauw concert to benefit emergency food pantry

Friday, November 20, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- The 2009-2010 DePauw University Band will present its first concert of the year on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium in the Green Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free of charge and open to the public.

The University Band will present an array of styles in this performance, featuring H. Owen Reed's classic "La Fiesta Mexicana," a staple of the wind band repertoire. The University Band brass and percussion sections will begin the concert with Richard Strauss' "Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare," leading to works for the full ensemble by Claude Debussy ("Danse--Tarantelle Styrienne"), Anthony Iannaccone ("After A Gentle Rain") and Walter Piston ("Tunbridge Fair").

"I am truly excited about the repertoire on this program", said Dr. Craig Paré, conductor of the University Band. "This mixture of styles and eras is a wonderful challenge to the ensemble, and a buffet of sounds and colors for the listener. There is definitely something for everyone in this concert."

It is requested that, if possible, those attending the performance bring one non-perishable food item or one item of clean, gently-used clothing for admission. All donations will go to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry, located at the Putnam County Senior Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Paré at, or visit the School of Music's Events Calendar at

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