Music Department to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Two Musical Events

March 11, 2013 4:17 pm Music Dept

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Music Department will host two musical events on March 17: the Chamber Players will perform works by Handel, Poulenc, Ravel, and others at 2 p.m. in the Music Building’s Recital Hall and the Community Band will deliver its first performance of the new year with “Spring Shamrocks” at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. These events are free and open to the community.

Critically acclaimed violinist Alexander Meshibovsky and Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (Music) will perform sonatas by Cesar Franck, Meshibovsky, and Ravel. Professor Alan Hollander (Music) will present works for oboe and piano by Handel, Poulenc, and Godard. Meshibovsky studied with Heifetz and has appeared as a soloist with major European and American orchestras.

In “Spring Shamrocks,” the Community Band will perform both classic and modern works for wind band. Led by Professor Alan Hollander, the band will perform the dramatic “Mars” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets; a tone poem by Haydn Wood inspired by the Isle of Man, entitled Mannin Veen; and Alexander Scriabin’s serene Nocturne.

The concert will also feature Walter Barrett performing a new arrangement of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Bass Tuba and Darius Milhaud’s 5-part Suite Francaise, inspired by the various regions in the French countryside.

Rounding out the program will be Frank Cofield’s Irish Salute, a medley of Irish folk tune favorites.

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