Monday, April 29, 2013

                       UBC Wind Ensemble

Two Band for the Price of None 

 The visiting University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and the HSU Symphonic Band share a concert on Monday April 29, and the admission is free.

 “It’s exciting for us to have the UBC Wind Ensemble play here on their West Coast tour for many reasons,” said HSU Symphonic Band director Paul Cummings, “but especially because the director, Rob Taylor, is an HSU Music Department alum. Much of our faculty knew him as a student.” 

 The concert begins with the HSU Symphonic Band, playing “The Creation of the World” by Darius Milhaud, a jazz-influenced work of the 1920s. The Humboldt Symphony played a portion of it in March but this time the full work will be performed. “It’s a fascinating piece and an important work that doesn’t get performed very often,” Cummings said, “first of all because it calls for an odd combination of instruments for either a symphonic band or orchestra. We’ve grabbed personnel from both for this concert.”

 The University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and the Humboldt Symphonic Band perform on Monday April 29 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. There is no admission charge. Tickets: 826-3928 or at the door.  UBC Wind Ensemble is directed by Rob Taylor, HSU Symphonic Band by Paul Cummings. Concert produced by HSU Music Department.

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