New conductor Shaun Salem will begin the Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble’s 2018-2019 subscription season with the Fall Concert on Sunday.
The concert is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
“The Community Band/Wind Ensemble is extending an invitation to Oak Ridgers and area residents to attend the October 14 performance and give a resounding welcome to Shaun Salem as he ushers in the ‘Prelude to a New Era’ season with indoor concerts from October through April,” a press release said.
Salem is a composer as well as a director, and he has a master’s degree in music composition from the University of South Florida. In 2014, he was awarded “Editor’s Choice” by JW Pepper, the largest music distributor in the United States, and he has been honored in “Bandworld” Magazine’s “Top 100 New Works for Band,” the press release said. His first concert as director of the Community Band on Sunday will include one of his compositions “Awakening” and also his arrangement of Pavel Tschesnokoff’s “Salvation is Created.”
More numbers on Sunday’s program will be Jay Chattaway’s impressive “Parade of the Tall Ships” and Anton Dvorak’s exciting “Finale from the New World Symphony.” The band will also perform Fred Jewell’s fast-paced “E Pluribus Unum,” Mark Camphouse’s lovely “Yosemite Autumn,” and Paul Murtha’s arrangement of “Benny Goodman: The King of Swing” featuring such greats as “Let’s Dance,” “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” “Moonglow,” and the well-known “Sing,Sing, Sing.”
The October 14 concert will be followed by the “Musical Salute to Veterans” event on November 18 at the First Baptist Church, the annual “Christmas Concert” on December 9 at the First Baptist Church, the “Showcase” show on January 27 at the First Baptist Church, and the Winter Concert on February 10 at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. The season will conclude on April 7 with the Spring Concert, also at ORHS Performing Arts Center.
Admission to this Sunday’s Fall Concert will be $5 for adults over age 18 while children are free. Also available this Sunday will be season passes for just $15 (adults over 18), which will give season pass holders admission to all six concerts in the 2018-2019 season, the press release said.
For more information, visit www.orcb.org and follow us at www.facebook/OakRidgeCommunityBand.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Barbara Gritzner.
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