Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Music on the lawn at Centenary College Tues, June 21, at 8 pm
From patriotic music to classical, from Broadway to jazz. The Summer Band Concerts are Americana, says Dr. Thomas Stone, Director of Instrumental Music at Centenary. He will conduct an ensemble comprised of Shreveport Symphony musicians, Centenary faculty, local music teachers, retired military musicians, and Centenary students.
Tuesday, June 21 the concert opens with the brass performing Fanfare by Paul Dukas, Malcolm Arnold's Four Scottish Dances, and Cole Porter's Begin the Beguine. Bass Trombonist Dr. J. Mark Thompson will be the featured soloist on Eric Ewazen's Concerto for Bass Trombone.
Flutist Sally Horak will perform Night Soliloquy by Kent Kennan.
A group of ten musicians will open the second half of the program with Richard Strauss' Serenade, Op. 7.
The concert culminates with the final two movements of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
The concerts, held round the cement seats (portable cushioning is not a bad idea) ringing the Hargrove Band Shell at Centenary College, are free and open to the public. Dr. Stone and ensemble will offer new shows on June 23 and 28.