The Cameron University Concert Band will share the stage with the Eisenhower High School “Screamin’ Eagle” Band for a combined concert on Tuesday, April 23. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. The concert is open to the public at no charge.
The Cameron University Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Claudio Re, will open the evening with three pieces of historical interest. These are Tielman Susato’s “Battle” (from his 1551 collection of dances, Danserye), a baroque march by Johann Fischer, and one of the marches composed by Ferdinando Par in 1810 for the marriage of Napoleon. The program also includes a band transcription of the overture to the “The Italian in Algeriers,” one of Rossini’s most famous operas, and an original band setting by the Dutch Jacob de Hann of four poems by Gérard de Nerval which will feature vocalist Corbyn Nauman, a CU music student and Eisenhower High School alumna.
Re says, “The program is a careful balance between the size and skills of our group and the stylistic variety we need to make sure our students continue to grow as musicians.”
The Eisenhower High School “Screamin’ Eagle” Band, directed by Jeannette Garton, will present “Dona Nobis Pacem,” arranged by James Sudduth, “Blue Ridge Impressions” by Brian Balmages, and selections from “The Greatest Showman” arranged by Paul Murtha.
April 15, 2019