The final concert in the Centennial Celebration academic year comes on Thursday, April 21, in Catlett Music Center’s main venue, Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall. Attendees will hear the Concert Band, directed by Michael Boone with guest conductors Michael Raiber and John Si Millican. The Concert Band features many Pride members, performing a program of contemporary wind literature that includes Fisher Tull’s Introit, Alfred Reed’s The King of Love My Shepherd Is, and John Zdechlik’s Celebrations.
That’s followed by the Symphony Band, under the direction of Brian Britt and guest conductor John Pasquale. The Symphony Band is a smaller group performing some difficult literature, including Roger Nixon’s Fiesta Del Pacifico, and Charles Ives’s Old Home Days (with guest conductor John Pasquale). The program closes with the March from Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, a piece so difficult that in some states, boxes of antihistamine read “Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform the Symphonic Metamorphosis while taking this medication.”
The concert begins at 8:00 PM, April 21. Admission is free, so if you’re free, come support current OU student musicians in their final performance of the academic year. (There may be a recital with band performances we can tell you about shortly, and if so, we’ll update.) Click on the poster to download a printable PDF version for yourself and share it with your friends!