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 Music Ensembles: SRU Music Performances 

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

PANORAMA STEEL PAN ENSEMBLE

 

Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

 

Panorama gives a student at SRU the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques required to play on Trinidadian steel pan, while rehearsing and performing myriad traditional and contemporary pieces for the idiom. They are exposed to the Trinidadian-born style of music known as Panorama and other contemporary idioms performed on the steel pan.

   

JAZZ COMBOS

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Sheehy Theater, Maltby Center

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

 

 

 

 

 

The SRU Jazz Combos, the small ensembles which focus largely on improvisation, will present a concert that features tunes which span the history of jazz, as well as new compositions by student members.

 

ANDREW LOOSE, TRUMPET AND MICHAEL ZECH, TUBA

Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

Sophomore Recital of Andrew Loose and Michael Zech will feature a wide array of musical works from serious classical literature to upbeat brass music, with a surprise around every corner! Compositions by Bozza, Ewazen, Alexius, Plog, Baadsvik, and Krzywicki will be featured in the program.

 

FLUTE CHOIR

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

The SRU Flute Choir and Chamber Flutes will present their spring concert. Ms. Steele will be retiring at the end of this school year, and the concert will feature flute choir favorites as well as a new composition, “Moving On” by Dr. Stephen Barr. As has become tradition for this flute choir, the program will close with a rousing collection of Irish tunes.

KELSEY EISENHAUER, FLUTE

Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

A recital by senior Music Education and Music Therapy major    

Kelsey Eisenhauer. She will be featuring works by Hue, Telemann, Clarke, Rimsky-Korsakoff, and a charming Celtic melody.

SAXOPHONE QUARTETS AND ENSEMBLE

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

The SRU Saxophone Quartets and Ensemble, under the direction of Jason Kush, will perform a diverse program with works by Maslanka, Del Borgo, Bernstein, Gabrielli, and Tchaikovsky.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ LAB BAND

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

 

The SRU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will perform a year-ending concert that features classic and contemporary big band compositions and arrangements by Michael Brecker, Maria Schneider, Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Alan Baylock, and others. Students from both ensembles will be featured as soloists throughout the concert.

ORCHESTRA

Sunday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

 

The May 4 concert of the SRU Orchestra features Schubert’s best-loved work, the Unfinished Symphony, along with a variety of music from around the world. A polka by Johann Strauss and John Philip Sousa’s Washington Post March will be toe-tapping fun, while a sense of the exotic is evoked by Aram Khatchaturian’s Dance of the Rose Maidens and orchestral arrangement of the Bulgarian national dance, the rutchenitsa.

 

WIND ENSEMBLE AND CHOIRS

Sunday, April 27, 7 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

$3 student and $5 suggested scholarship donation

 

SRU Concert Choir presents Paul Basler’s “Songs of Faith” featuring Ms. Heather Johnson, horn. Also on the program: SRU Chamber Singers and SRU Women’s Choir performing works by Maslanka, Dalglish, Vaughan Williams, and more.

The SRU Wind Ensemble presents excerpts from Johan de Meij’s “Lord of the Rings” symphony and “Morning Star” by David Maslanka, as well as great transcriptions of orchestral works by Bernstein, Wagner, and Holst.

TOO MANY SOPRANOS: A COMIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Swope Music Hall

In this short comic opera, premiered by the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre in 2000, four earthly opera divas find themselves at the gates of Heaven only to discover that the Heavenly Chorus is already full of sopranos and altos.

 

Join them as they attempt to secure spots in the choir, traveling to Hell to bring back enough men to balance out the Heavenly chorus.