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Wind Symphony Concert Includes, Mozart, Circus Music, Show Tunes

(Posted October 31, 2011)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Wind Symphony will perform its fall concert, in addition to selections showcasing the group's chamber ensembles, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Tickets for the performance are $5 for adults and are available at the box office or at the information desk in Ellis Hall. The Wind Symphony is conducted by James Latten, associate professor of music.

The concert will open with "Cyrus the Great (Persian March)," by Karl King. King was a 20th century composer who wrote hundreds of compositions, many of them for circus bands.

The concert will open with "Cyrus the Great (Persian March)," by Karl King. King was a 20th century composer who wrote hundreds of compositions, many of them for circus bands. He performed and wrote for many circuses, including Barnum and Bailey, Sells-Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

The second selection is "Kingfishers Catch Fire," by John Mackey, a contemporary composer from Westerville, Ohio who currently lives in Cambridge, Mass.

The concert will then showcase instrumental groups. The Honors Saxophone Quartet will play "Overture Baroque" by G.P. Telemann. The Honors Woodwind Quintet will play "Adagio," by Wolfgang Mozart. The Honors Brass Quintet will perform, "Edelweiss," written by Richard Rodgers for "The Sound of Music."

The entire Wind Symphony will then perform "Irish Tune from County Derry," by Percy Grainger. The "Irish Tune" of the title is now better known as "Danny Boy. Grainger was born in Australia, but emigrated to the United States during World War I and served as a U.S. Army bandsman.

The next selection will feature a guest narrator, Belle Tuten, professor of history, who will read the Dylan Thomas poem that inspired the selection "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," written by Elliot DelBorgo. The music is conceived to represent the ebb and flow of the life force.

The concert will close with "Second Suite in F," by Gustav Holst. Holst is a 20th century British composer best known for his towering composition "The Planets."
The members of the Wind Symphony are as follows:

Flute: Alex Debrecht, a freshman from Southbury, Conn.; Melissa Famularo, a sophomore from Hummelstown, Pa.; Katelyn Hilands, a sophomore from Johnstown, Pa.; Ellen King, a senior from Manchester, Conn.; Tori Rehr, a sophomore from Wernersville, Pa.; and Claire Wayman, a junior from Ontario, N.Y.

Oboe: Bridget Canning, a freshman from Centre Hall, Pa., and Robert Draham, a sophomore from Port Republic, Md.

Bassoon: Hannah Hostak, a freshman from Centennial, Colo., and Anwar Moledina, a sophomore from Mulberry, Fla.

B Flat Clarinet: Colin Brislawn, a sophomore from Tumwater, Wash.; Kathryn Brown, a sophomore from Manchester, Mich.; Megan Burger, a junior from Bellefonte, Pa.; Lindsay Darchicourt, a senior from Boiling Springs, Pa. Leandra Glumac, a sophomore from Munhall, Pa.; Amanda Mercado, a sophomore from Houston, Texas; and Nancy Vooys, a junior from, Mount Holly Spring, Pa.

Bass Clarinet: Fallon Shaffer, a senior from Alum Bank, Pa.

Contrabass Clarinet: Brennan Cornelius, a junior from Orbisonia, Pa.

Alto Saxophone: John Coda, a freshman from Shady Grove, Pa.; Kyle Kister, a freshman from Somerset, Pa.; Tyler NeuCollins, a senior from Solon, Iowa; and Brittani Raybuck, a senior from Duncansville, Pa.

Tenor Saxophone: Brian Gilbert, a freshman from Stroudsburg, Pa.

Baritone Saxophone: Roman Acri, a sophomore from Harrisburg, Pa., and Chris Cueto, a freshman from Hagerstown, Md.

Horn: Dave Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon; Jill Keeney, professor of biology at Juniata; Stephanie Schmid, a junior from Ellicott City, Md.; and Alexa Zimbicki, a senior from Shippensburg, Pa.

Trumpet: Peter Defnet, a freshman from Pottstown, Pa.; Katie Downey, a junior, from Warren, Pa.; Danielle Fantozzi, a senior from Torrington, Conn.; Brandon Leckemby, a sophomore from Somerset, Pa.; Olivia Moody, a junior from Covington, Vt.; and Caroline White, a junior from Chambersburg, Pa.

Trombone: Maggie Burkett, a sophomore from Granville, Ohio; Aric Koestler, a sophomore from Palmyra, Pa.; and Kelsey Molseed, a sophomore from Allentown, Pa.

Euphonium: Nicole Kiss, a sophomore from Huntingdon.

Tuba: Joe Plumer, a sophomore from Edgewood, Md.

Percussion: Jon Bogue, a junior from East Berlin, Pa. Alexis Hadden, a freshman, from Franklin, Pa.; Katya Rebman, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, Pa.; and Laura Vannucci, a freshman from New Fairfield, Conn.

The chamber ensembles are:
The Juniata College Honors Saxophone Quartet: William Croissant, coach; Brittani Raybuck, alto sax; Seabury NeuCollins, alto sax; Brian Gilbert, tenor sax; and Roman Acri, baritone sax.

The Juniata College Honors Woodwind Quintet: Janet Berlin, coach; Claire Wayman, flute; Rob Draham, oboe; Amanda Mercado, clarinet; Hannah Hostak, bassoon; and Stephanie Schmid, horn.

The Juniata College Honors Brass Quintet: Katie Downey, trumpet; Caroline White, trumpet ; Alexa Zimbicki, horn; Maggie Burkett, trombone; and Joe Plumer, tuba.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.