Time: 7:30pm CST November 8, 2013
Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel
The Carthage College Concert Band opens the 2013-2014-performance season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. This concert will welcome Professor Margaret Young-Weitzel to the podium. As assistant director of instrumental music, Young-Weitzel is responsible for the Concert Band, Jazz Orchestra and Pep Band. The event at A. F. Siebert Chapel on the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive, is free and open to the public.
The concert will begin with the first movement of Johan de Meij’s Symphony No.1: “The Lord of the Rings.” Additionally, the band will perform de Meij’s “Songs from the Catskills,” inspired by the vibrant musical community of the Catskill Mountains.
Following de Meij’s work, the concert will perform two contemporary pieces: “Elements,” a small symphony by Brian Balmages and “Acrostic Song,” a composition drawn from David Del Tredici’s “Final Alice.” Traditional works, such as transcriptions of the choral compositions “Ye Banks an’ Braes o’ Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger, and Charles Ives’ “Circus Band” also will be performed.
Concluding the evening’s concert is Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea,”written in 1899, which Sousa considered “ an expression of friendship and good feelings toward all those people of foreign lands who regard us so favorably.”