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ASU School of Music hosts concerts Nov. 4, 5 & 8

Article Published: Oct. 29, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Jazz Ensemble I performs Nov. 4 at ASU
The works of well-known composers and arrangers of big band music will be performed Nov. 4 by Appalachian State University's Jazz Ensemble I. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium.

Directed by Todd Wright from the Hayes School of Music, the 19-member student ensemble will perform from the following: "Magic Flea" by Sammy Nestico, "Burbank Sackbut Brigade" by Roger Meyers, "Nutville" by Horace Silver, "To You" by Thad Jones, "Come Candela" by Mongo Santamaria," "La Fiesta" by Chick Corea, "I Remember Bird" by Leonard Feather and "El Caborojeno" by Bob Mintzer.

University Singers and Chamber Singers perform Nov. 6
The University Singers and Chamber Singers from Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music will perform Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall on campus. Admission is free.

The program is titled "Questions, Anyone" and features compositions with questions as their title or within their lyrics.

The singers are directed by Stephen M. Hopkins. Hollie Lacy provides the piano accompaniment. The singers also will be accompanied on select compositions by the Appalachian Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by James Stokes.

"Questions abound in this program," Hopkins said. "Every piece has at least one question in it, some have several. For some pieces, the questions are the central idea. For others, they are just part of the 'conversation.'"

The program includes "What if I Never Speed?" by John Dowland, "Who is Crying?" arranged by Mack Wilberg, "Oh, dear! What can the matter be?" by Gail Kubik and "Where Go The Boats?" by Dan Forrest.

Other works on the program are "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday" arranged by Percy Grainger, "My Spirit Sang All Day" by Gerald Finzi "Dan-u-el" by Kirke Mechem and "The Lamb" by John Chorbajian.

The program also will be performed Nov. 8 in Winston-Salem at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference.

Bassoon ensemble performs Nov. 8
Blazing Bassoons, a 10-member student ensemble from Appalachian State University, will perform Sunday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall on campus. Admission is free.

The ensemble will perform Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in C," Haydn's "London Trio No. 3," Prokofiev's "Humorous Scherzo" and Bill Douglas's "Celtic Spirit."

The musicians also will perform Gordon Jacob's "Prelude, Fugue, and Scherzo" and John Philip Sousa's "The Thunderer."

The ensemble is directed by Dr. Jon Beebe from the Hayes School of Music.

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