The Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble/Community Band’s final concert of the season is Sunday, April 19.
This is your opportunity to hear an amazing program of great music, a press release said.
This performance will begin at 3:30 p.m., and it will be held at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
Sunday’s Spring Concert will end the 2014-2015 “Music Makes the World Go Round” season and will feature the guest appearance of retired University of Tennessee Assistant Band Conductor Walter McDaniel, who will direct the band in Richard Wagner’s “Excerpts from the Opera Die Meistersinger.”
Rehearsals have been held for a number of weeks to present Sunday afternoon’s “pinnacle” concert of the 2014-2015 indoor season. Dale Pendley, director, and Lisa Michaels, assistant conductor, have selected a program of “tried and true” numbers composed by well-known composers such as Gioachino Rossini, Anton Rubenstein, Camille Saint-Saens, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jacques Offenbach, and Percy Grainger, to name a few.
“If you consider yourself a music aficionado, this concert should not be missed!” the press release said.
Band members will play Jay Bocook’s arrangement of Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale,” Rubenstein’s “Cavalry Trot,” Offenbach’s “La Belle Helene,” and Frescobaldi’s “Toccata.” The band will also perform Rossini’s “Italian in Algiers,” Charles Carter’s “Overture for Winds,” R. Vaughan Williams’s “Sea Songs,” and D. Delle Cese’s “Little English Girl.” Percy Grainger numbers are “Harkstow Grange—The Miser and His Man: A local Tragedy” and “The Lost Lady Found—Dance Song,” both from “Lincolnshire Posy.”
Tickets to Sunday’s performance are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. Free refreshments will be available in the lobby at the conclusion of the concert program.
Rehearsals will start on Thursday, April 23, for the Community Band’s Memorial Day concert, which begins the summer season of outdoor performances in A.K. Bissell Park. Interested area musicians who would like to play with the band in the summer concert series can call (865) 483-3044 or visit www.orcb.org. for more information.