Southeastern Symphonic Band to perform concert March 13

Monday, March 6, 2017
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The Symphonic Band of Southeastern Louisiana University will perform a concert Monday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     The concert is free and open to the general public, said Derek Stoughton, conductor and associate director of bands at Southeastern.
     The concert will open with performances by members of the saxophone and tuba/euphonium studios. Alto saxophonist students Brady Burkett of  Baton Rouge and Lian Warner of Metairie will perform music from J.S. Bach’s “15 Two-Part Inventions.”
     The Tuba/Euphonium Studio, under the direction of instructor Brian Gallion, will perform Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” and “Down in the River,” a traditional American folk song.
     Stoughton said the Symphonic Band will perform Brant Karrick’s “Songs of Old Kentucky; Eric Whitacre’s “The Seal Lullaby,” with student Tara Hymel of Denham Springs as guest conductor; and “The Machine Awakes” by Steven Bryant, featuring student Sharie Mahler of Destrehan as guest conductor.
     The band will conclude its concert with David Maslanka’s “Illumination.”
     “The students have been working exceptionally hard preparing for this concert, which should be entertaining for people of all ages,” Stoughton said.

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