Movie Music is Focal Point of Concert Band Performance
(Posted April 7, 2015)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Concert Band will explore movie music ranging from ragtime to tunes from Middle Earth in its operformance at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for those under age 18 or Juniata students with ID. The Concert Band is directed by James Latten, professor of music at Juniata College.
The Concert will open with "Symphony of Souls," by Robert W. Smith, which musically depicts the Black Hawk Indian battle of Bad Axe in four movements. The band will then play "October," by Eric Whitacre, who characterizes the piece as inspired by autumn.
Next the band will perform "The Music of Jerry Goldsmith," which is a medley of film themes writen by the famed soundtrack composer. The medley includes "Arthur's Fanfare," from "First Knight," "The Parachutes," from "Air Force One," "Title Theme," from "Rudy" and "Main Theme" from "Star Trek."
The next selection will be "The Machine Awakes," by Steven Bryant. The song musically recalls the startup of a new machine. In addition to instruments, a computer is used to perform the song. From futuristic tunes to turn-of-the-century jazz characterizes the transition to "The Entertainer," by famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin. (Joplin's music was used to score the film "The Sting.")
Another, more recent movie is referenced in the next selection, "Concert Medley" from "The Lord of the Rings" films. The music is written by film scorer Howard Shore.
The ensembles final piece is "Cajun Folk Songs," by acclaimed marching band composer Frank Ticheli, who used the folksongs "La Belle Et Le Capitaine" and "Belle" for inspiration.
Members of the Concert Band are as follows:
Flute: Kelsey Deetz, a freshman from Lewisburg, Pa.; Michelle Hoover, a senior from Lincoln University, Pa.; Klarissa Juliano, a freshman from Kittredge, Colo.; and Hoi Tong Wong, a freshman from New York, N.Y.
Oboe: Matt Colabella, a freshman from Lindenhurst, N.Y.
B Flat Clarinet: Sara Bean, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Alea Cooley, a freshman from Hershey, Pa.; Chelsea Keller, a freshman from Altoona, Pa.; and Ali Weyant, a freshman from Fayetteville, Pa.
Bass Clarinet: Rebecca Drucker, a freshman from Bloomsburg, Pa., and Kara Omer, a freshman from Madison, Va.
Alto Saxophone: Samantha Hendricks, a sophomore from McVeytown, Pa., and Michelle Vistnes, a senior from Rockville, Md.
Baritone Saxophone: Kayla Morgan, a junior from Saltillo, Pa.
Horn: David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Makayla Hawbaker, a sophomore from Shade Gap, Pa.; and Samantha Larkin, a freshman from Londonderry, N.H.
Trumpet: Scott Benfer, a senior from New Berlin, Pa.; Samantha Cline, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev.; Ethan Cree, a senior from Fallentimber, Pa.; Bill Crownover, a community member from Mount Union, Pa.; Elizabeth Faust, '15, a senior from Thurmont, Md.; Joe Kerestan, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Laura Parker, a sophomore from, Ilion, N.Y.
Trombone: James Fogle, a freshman from, Altoona, Pa.; Chris McLimans, a sophomore from West Grove, Pa.; Alexandra Poremba, a sophomore from Elizabeth, Pa.; and Faith Thoman, a sophomore from Thomasville, Pa.
Euphonium: Kelsey Barth, a sophomore from Lewistown, Pa.; Will Lupold, a senior from Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Kate Marze, a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tuba: Katrina Heasley,a freshman from Butler, Pa.; John Kovalchik, a community member from Petersburg, Pa.; and Brady Scales, a freshman from Mt. Airy, Md.
Percussion: Christina Estright, a sophomore from Norristown, Pa.; Jonathan Geyer, a sophomore from Newport, Pa.; Elisabeth Hamme, a freshman from Lebanon, Pa.; Taylor Hohenstein, a sophomore from Charlottesville, Va.; and Emily Zimmerman, a sophomore from Ephrata, Pa.
Contact Gabe Welsch at email@example.com or (814) 641-3131 for more information.