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 Musicians' Concert Band to Open Four-Part Series at SRU June 17 

 

SPOTLIGHT

6/9/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

 

Additional concerts will be staged:

July 7 under the theme “’S Wonderful, ’S Marvelous” Gershwin;

uly 21, “Side by Side III – A Tradition of Quality” (band member’s and musicians in their family); and

Aug. 11, “Thanks for the Memories.”

 

MUSICIANS’ CONCERT BAND TO OPEN FOUR-PART SERIES AT SRU JUNE 17

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  The 100-member Musicians’ Concert Band, under the direction of Blasé Scarnati, professor emeritus of music at Slippery Rock University, opens its four-part summer concert series with “Unforgettable…Moments to Remember” featuring the Penn-Ohio Singers directed by Geoff Mucha at 8 p.m. June 17.

     The community concert band series will be held in SRU’s Miller Auditorium.

     The band, composed of musicians who do not play as professionals, will offer selections, including James Barnes’ “Alvamar Overture,” Alfred Reed’s “Big East March” and Frank Ticheli’s “An American Elegy.”

     Michael C. Formeck, assistant conductor, will lead the band in Steven Reineke’s “Heaven’s Light” and Wim Laseroms “Brass Time.”

     Also included in the program will be John Higgins’ “Broadway Spectacular,” featuring songs from “Hello Dolly,” “A Chorus Line,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and other musicals, a Jerry Nowak arrangement of “Sinatra in Concert,” and Reineke’s “Defying Gravity.”

     The opening concert is being sponsored by SRU and the SRU Alumni Association as part of its “Alumni Weekend” festivities which will draw more than 100 alumni back to campus for tours and reminiscences.

     Additional concerts will be staged July 7 under the theme “’S Wonderful, ’S Marvelous” Gershwin; July 21, “Side by Side III – A Tradition of Quality” (band member’s and musicians in their family); and Aug. 11, “Thanks for the Memories.”

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