(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Oct. 28, 2013) The California Lutheran University wind and jazz ensembles will perform a free two-part concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Samuelson Chapel.
The University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of interim director Joshua Roach, will open the fall concert with Bach’s “Little Fugue” in G Minor. Following this transcription of Bach’s masterwork, the ensemble will perform a wind setting of Morten Lauridsen’s “Contre Qui Rose” from “Chansons de Rose” and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ classic “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo.” It will end its portion of the program with the rousing and colorful “Children’s March” by the master wind composer Percy Grainger.
The CLU Jazz Ensemble, which includes some of the school’s most talented musicians and improvisers, will cover both old and new ground in its exploration of America’s indigenous music. Performer and composer Colin Woodford directs.
Roach is leading the wind ensemble program and conducting the CLU Pep Band this fall. He also serves as the music director of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, assistant conductor for the Downey Symphony and orchestra manager for the Thornton Orchestra at the University of Southern California. He holds degrees from the Thornton School of Music in trumpet performance, scoring for motion picture and television, and instrumental conducting.
Woodford, who lives and works in Los Angeles, has performed and recorded with many of the city’s creative music greats. He leads his own ensembles and lectures at high schools and colleges across the state.
The chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen and Mountclef Boulevard.
Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit http://www.callutheran.edu.