The Clemson University Concert Band and Clemson University Symphonic Band join forces to present an exciting evening of music on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 pm.
The Concert Band, directed by Timothy Hurlburt, opens the evening with “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter and follows with a new and beautiful work by John Mackey entitled “Sheltering Sky” that was inspired by folk songs and the work of Percy Grainger.
Guest Conductor Patrick Mainieri will join the band to perform “El Capitan” by John Philip Sousa and the section ends with “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance. Chance’s piece won the prestigious Ostwald Composition Award by the American Bandmasters Association in 1966.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mark Spede, opens with “Fanfare on a Theme of Paganini,” composed by Dr. Spede and commissioned by the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities for the 40th Anniversary of the Architecture in Genoa, Italy Program. A favored musical son of Genoa, Paganini has served as an inspiration for many other composers since his time.
The evening concludes with “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky accompanied by art illustrating the music.