KSU Philharmonic

Charles Laux, conductor

April Johnson, student conductor

&

KSU Concert Band

John N. Culvahouse, conductor

Justin Rowan and Brandon Worley, student conductors

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

8 p.m. | Morgan Hall

Bailey Performance Center

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featuring

 

Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 1

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

i. A tempo giusto

ii. Allegro

iii. Adagio

iv. Allegro

v. Allegro

Kimberly Ranallo and Antonio Gonzalez, violin

 

Kyrie from Requiem, K. 626

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/arr. Doan (1756-1791)

April Johnson, conductor

 

Finlandia, Op. 26

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

 

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The Music of W. Francis McBeth: In Memorium

 

Estampie (2000)

 

Divergents: A Symphony for Band (1969)

I

II

III

IV

 

Kaddish (1977)

 

William Francis McBeth (March 9, 1933 – January 6, 2012) was a prolific American composer whose wind band works are highly respected. His primary musical influences included Clifton Williams, Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. The popularity of his works in the United States during the last half of the twentieth century led to many invitations and appearances as a guest conductor, where he often conducted the premiere performances of some of his compositions, the majority of which were commissioned. His conducting activities took him to 48 states, three Canadian provinces, Japan and Australia. At one time, his "Double Pyramid Balance System" was a widely used pedagogical tool in the concert band world.