Parkland College Ensembles Offer Free Spring Concerts

Parkland College Ensembles Offer Free Spring Concerts

Enjoy three concerts featuring five music ensembles in April and May

Parkland College's spring concert season draws to a close with April and early May performances by several ensembles.

"April Sky": A Joint Concert by the Guitar and Wind Ensembles
Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m.
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

The Parkland Guitar Ensemble, directed by Young Kim, will perform Jim Hodder’s "Favorite and Blackberry Blossom"; choral music arranged for guitar ensemble, including "Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele" by Johann Crüger and "Jesu, meine Freude" by Johann Sebastian Bach; and Bossa nova songs, including "The Girl From Ipanema" by Antonio Carlos Jobim and "Dindi" by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Parkland's Wind Ensemble, directed by Jonathan Beckett, will perform  Mysterian Landscapes by Timothy Broege; "Iditarod," third movement of "Portraits of the North" by Robert Buckley; "Silverado" by Bruce Broughton, arr. by Randol Bass; Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana"; and Leroy Anderson's "Bugler’s Holiday."

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 29, 7 p.m.
Parkland Theatre's Second Stage

Director Kevin Hart will lead the Parkland Jazz Band in selections by Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Sam Jones, Cedar Walton, and others.

"A May Medley": A Joint Concert by the Concert Band and Orchestra 
Sunday, May 5, 3 p.m.
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre 

The Parkland Orchestra, directed by Rodney Mueller, will perform "The Sea Hawk (Suite for Orchestra)" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, arr. Jerry Brubaker; "An Outdoor Overture" by Aaron Copland; the choral prelude “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” by Johann S. Bach, transcribed by Eugene Ormandy; "English Folk Songs Suite" by R. Vaughan Williams, orchestra arr. by Gordon Jacob; and "Solemn Procession to the Cathedral" from the opera "Lohengrin" by Richard Wagner, concert version by Tom Kennedy.

Larry Stoner will lead the Parkland Concert Band in performance of "The Prairie Is My Garden" by Robert W. Smith; "Four Scottish Dances" by Malcolm Arnold; Overture from "The Gadfly" by Dmitri Shostakovich; "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa; and "The Roaring Forties" by Philip Sparke.

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