May 4, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 8)
Lehman College Community Band to Present Spring Concert May 17
The band will also perform a Renaissance work for brass choir by Giovanni Gabrieli; Peter Graham's The Red Machine, which was written in honor of the British Coldstream Guards; a medley of familiar tunes entitled "Big Band Favorites," as well as works for symphonic concert band. In addition, Karl Watson, a member of the Music Department, will perform an adaptation for solo baritone saxophone of George Gershwin's "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" from the musical Porgy and Bess.
Rounding out the concert will be a special guest performance by Jose Castillo, winner of the 2009 Jerome Sala Wind Competition, who will perform Pietro Morlacchi's pastoral showpiece for flute, The Swiss Shepherd. Castillo, a senior at the Celia Cruz Bronx High School for Music, plans to attend City College in the fall to study computers and to further his musical education.
Directed by Professor Alan Hollander, the Lehman College Community Band includes Lehman students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members.
For more information, call the College's Music Department at 718-960-8247 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.