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Wind Ensemble to Present 'A Sunday Matinee,' Feb. 28


JONESBORO – The Department of Music at Arkansas State University presents the Wind Ensemble in their first concert of the spring semester, “A Sunday Matinee” on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall.  Admission is $5, or free to A-State students with their ID.

The title of this concert is “A Sunday Matinee.”  The ensemble will perform the soundtrack to a short film called "This World Alive." This project is a collaboration among composer Steve Danyew, filmmaker Cuyler Bryant, and a consortium of universities, including Arkansas State University, which commissioned this work.

Secondly, since the 88th Academy Awards will be held later in the evening, it was only fitting to program "This World Alive" along with four other works that contain elements of the Hollywood spirit; however, it is likely that these works would not be associated with a traditional “pops concert” that one may hear on a Sunday.

The program will begin with a transcription of the Franz von Suppé classic “Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna” followed by the presentation of the film and soundtrack “This World Alive.”

Dr. Sarah Labovitz, associate director of bands, will serve as a guest conductor for the raucous and wild “Country Band March” by Charles Ives.

The programmatic piece “Ghost Train” by Eric Whitacre will be followed by the first movement of Johan de Meij’s Symphony No. 1, “The Lord of the Rings.” This piece was written nearly 15 years before the Oscar-winning films so it is not a soundtrack.  Nevertheless, it successfully captures the character of Gandalf, which is the title of this movement.

For more information about this concert or any other A-State music event, one may contact the Music Department at (870) 972-2094.

Wind Ensemble members:

Kirsten Hazlewood Piccolo Paragould AR
Sarah Cavaliere Flute Paragould AR
Angel Hamill Flute Marion AR
Lynlie Simpson Flute Jonesboro AR
Josh Taylor Flute Bryant AR
Trevor Asher Oboe Poplar Bluff MO
Caroline Cato Oboe Bryant AR
Sergio Rodriguez Oboe Greenwood MS
Taylor Gambill Bassoon Jonesboro AR
Lane Hall Bassoon Salem AR
Nathan Liouh Bassoon Jonesboro AR
Drew Hampton Clarinet Des Arc AR
Rebecca Grant Clarinet Batesville AR
Morgan Keil Clarinet Greenwood AR
Jian Xun Clarinet Japan
Brett Welch Clarinet Jonesboro AR
Hayley Wilson Bass Clarinet Blytheville AR
Ana Munoz Alto Saxophone Jonesboro AR
Yu Minakata Alto Saxophone Japan
James Renshaw Alto Saxophone Jonesboro AR
Tyler Rasmussen Tenor Saxophone Jonesboro AR
Tyler Remagen Baritone Saxophone Rector AR
Bryant Bewley Trumpet Springdale AR
Callie Clark Trumpet Jonesboro AR
Austin Merriman Trumpet Hardy AR
Eric Jackson Trumpet Trumann AR
Sean Quaresima Trumpet Reston VA
Curtis Forsythe Trumpet Jacksonville AR
Blake Bartholomae Horn Mountain Home AR
Brooke Cole Horn Cherokee Village AR
Corey Bevis Horn Jonesboro AR
Cassie Ferrell Horn Jonesboro AR
Chris Wilson Horn Bartlett TN
Nathan Anderson Trombone Sherwood AR
Austin Lynn Trombone Jonesboro AR
Andrew Hakenewerth Trombone Jonesboro AR
Dalton Henson Bass Trombone Hoxie AR
Cody Hutchison Euphonium Jonesboro AR
Fumi Kubota Euphonium Japan
Drew Jones Tuba Jonesboro AR
Kyle Kempf Grad. Tuba Cabot AR
Terrell Montgomery String Bass Fort Smith AR
Emily Lindley Percussion Jonesboro AR
Alex Long Percussion Walnut Ridge AR
Jordan Ramsey Percussion Griffithville AR
Molly Stoll Percussion Jonesboro AR
Heath Rogers Percussion Searcy AR
Andrew Coleman Percussion Colt AR
Allen Zirkle Grad. Pianist Harrison AR

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