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SRU JAZZ ENSEMBLE
CONCERT TO LAUNCH SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR; OTHER CONCERTS
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – A
send-off performance for the Slippery Rock University Jazz
Ensemble’s summer European tour, including concerts in
Switzerland, Holland, France and Germany, along with an
“Evening of Brass,” and a performance by the Three
River’s Jazz Orchestra are on the music calendar at
music department will feature brass at 7:30 p.m. Friday [April 28]
in Swope Music Hall. The concert, directed by Dr. Stephen Hawk,
Daniel Cloutier and Phil VanOuse, will include students from the
trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba
studios. “American Fanfare for Trumpet Octet” and
performances by the SRU Trombone Choir, Tuba and Euphonium
Ensemble, Horn Quartet, and various configurations of the SRU
Trumpet Ensemble are planned. Selections on the program
include “St. Louis Blues,” “Flight of the
Bumblebee,” “Hallelujah” from Handel's "Messiah,"
“Jupiter Chorale” from "The Planets" and “Tuba
Mirum Fanfare” from Giuseppe Verdi's
The SRU Jazz Ensemble I and
II will offer the annual “Spring Concert” at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday [May 2] in Miller Auditorium in preparation for the summer
European tour, including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival
in Montreux, Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in
Rotterdam, Holland, two of the largest and most historic jazz
festival in the world. By audition, the ensemble was also selected
to perform in Paris and in Heidelberg, Germany. The tour will run
The ensembles concert,
under direction of Hawk, associate professor of music, and Dr.
David Glover, assistant professor of music, will feature selections
from a variety of jazz styles, including some of today's leading
jazz composers and arrangers -- Pat Metheny, Mike Tomaro, Chuck
Owen, Fred Sturm and Thad Jones.
Admission to either concert
is $3 for adults and free to students with ID.
At 4 p.m., Sunday [April
30] the popular Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra will perform in the
University Union as part of SRU’s Kaleidoscope arts festival.
The group, composed of some of the best jazz musicians in the
Pittsburgh area, is co-led by jazz artist Mike Tomaro and Hawk. The
group has recently recorded its second CD which will be released
later this year.
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