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CLU Wind Ensemble presents concert

Performance features continuous rotation of music

Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 10:53 am PST

Michael D. Hart will conduct.

Photo: Brian Stethem

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – March 7, 2014) California Lutheran University’s Wind Ensemble will present the fourth annual PRISM Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Samuelson Chapel.

The program’s continuous rotation of music is designed to provide audiences with the complete spectrum of music for woodwind, brass and percussion music. The varied and eclectic program will also spotlight student soloists and chamber ensembles. Michael D. Hart will conduct.

The program will open with Ron Nelson’s exuberant and joyful “Lauds.” Other works will include the South American-inspired “Volver a la Montaña” by Shelley Hanson, “Sheltering Sky” by John Mackey, “Kirkpatrick Fanfare” by Andrew Boysen Jr., the “Gladiator March” by John Philip Sousa and the traditional favorite “Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Grainger.

Works featuring student soloists consist of Aaron Copland’s serene “Down a Country Lane” conducted by CLU student Brian Hix of Sisters, Ore., the CLU Saxophone Quartet performing “Stella by Starlight” and the CLU Percussion Ensemble performing the virtuosic and intense “Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble” by David Gillingham.

As director of bands, Hart conducts the Wind Ensemble, the CLU Pep Band and the Chamber Winds Ensemble, which he founded. He also teaches courses in music theory and ear training and provides lessons in trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has initiated several community outreach concerts and commissioned several new works for band since coming to CLU and is active throughout Southern California as a guest conductor and adjudicator.

Donations will be accepted.

Samuelson Chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit callutheran.edu.

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