Monday, May 18, 2009

May 3 Spring Concert, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble

On Sunday, May 3, in the College Theater, the final on-campus concert of the Spring Term took place on a very pleasant day and in equally comfortable conditions.

The Concert Band--under the direction of Dr. Pat M. Fortney and with the assistance of Ken Meints-- opened the afternoon's performances.

And I posted for your enjoyment and for your downloading needs a series of photographs from the Spring Band Concert.

I recorded three sections from the final piece, "Courtly Airs and Dances":

Saltarello (Italy)

Sarabande (Spain)

Allemande (Germany)

Following the Concert Band's performance, the Jazz Ensemble, under Pat Fortney's direction, took the stage.

With its usual vim and vigor, the Jazz Band energized the theater with an exciting array from tunes, from Stevie Wonder's Superstition to the number I recorded on You Tube, What is Hip.

Or you can listen right here--again, clicking on "High Quality" makes a significant difference.

Enjoy the music:

1 comment:

Becky said...

Thank you for being such a dedicated blogger!