DePauw University Band presents first concert of year

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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, part of the University's Family Weekend festivities, is free of charge and open to the public.

The University Band's performance will feature a wide variety of styles of music and composers, featuring a classic work that is considered one of the cornerstones of the band's repertoire: "Lincolnshire Posy" by Australian composer Percy Grainger. Other works include a beautiful, lyrical setting of Sir Edward Elgar's "Nimrod" movement from his "Enigma Variations", arranged by composer Alfred Reed, "Vox Populi" (Voice of the People) by American composer Richard Danielpour, transcribed by composer Jack Stamp, and Ron Nelson's "Morning Alleluias for the Winter Solstice". The concert will conclude with music from the movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus", which stars Richard Dreyfuss. Composer Michael Kamen created a "symphony" which served as the climax of the movie, with Mr. Holland (Dreyfuss) conducting his own original work (performed by an ensemble that was made up entirely of past students of his) that took an entire teaching career to complete.