An evening of Instrumental Delight

By: Christina Colvin, Public Relations Intern 

PINAL COUNTY, AZ – Instrumental Delight will be a joint concert of the Adult Orchestra of the Golden Corridor Center for the Arts, Inc., and the Central Arizona College Community Wind Ensemble.  The Don P. Pence Center will host the event on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. 

The sounds being presented will be contemporary, traditional and jazzy, but can be described as beautiful, powerful and moving.  Some of the ensemble’s musical selections will include the powerful overtures Exaltation and Winter on Emerald Bay, Will Huff’s traditional march Golden Plume, a suite of traditional folk tunes Four Shaker Songs, and a rag by John Philip Sousa entitled With Pleasure. 

The Wind Ensemble’s featured soloist will be Larry Marik on alto saxophone. He will be performing the jazz standard Harlem Nocturne accompanied by the band and conductor Rick Moore. 

The Golden Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Enrique Lasansky who is in his fourth year with the Golden Corridor.  Lasansky has appeared as a guest conductor with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Tucson-Messiah Sing-In, Pima Community College Opera Theater, The Chandler Symphony, and The Orquesta de Avellaneda in Buenos Aires Argentina, The Paris Sinfonietta, and the La Orquesta del Estado de Mexico.

 

The evening program will include Handel’s Hornpipe from Water Music, Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement by Beethoven. The featured soloist is Maril Morris performing the Piano Concerto No. 23, 2nd Movement by Mozart. 

Advance general admission tickets are available online for $5 and are free for CAC students by visiting http://springband.eventbrite.com/. If available, tickets will be available at the Pence Center Box Office the day of the show.  Box office will open at 2 p.m. 

Central Arizona’s Wind Ensemble consists of 55 members including CAC students, high school students, community members and music educators.  

FLUTE
Lou Bagley                  Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Kara Coil                     Florence                                               CAC Alumnus
Nancy Coil                  Florence                                               CAC Alumnus
Jessica Davey              Coolidge                                              Community Member
Deborah Long              Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Amber Granillo                        Florence High School                          CAC Student
MiElle Harmon            Florence High School                          CAC Student
Stacy Moeglin              Casa Grande Union High School         CAC Student
Susan Quintanar          Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Pam Shuler                  Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Zephra Ware                Chandler – Basha High School                        CAC Student   
Laura Wolfe                San Tan Valley                                                Music Educator

 

CLARINET
Ron Bowen                  Coolidge                                              Community Member
MaryLue Brinker         Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Breanna Drake             San Tan Valley – Poston Butte High    CAC Student
Lora Eager                   San Tan Valley – Poston Butte High    High School Student
Marilyn Freese             Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Carol Jackson              Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Lil Peart Hoover          Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Sophia Martinez           Casa Grande                                        CAC Alumnus            
Diane Rubio                Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Russell Shannon          Casa Grande                                        Retired Music Educator
Dennis Tooley             Casa Grande                                        Community Member

BASS CLARINET
Nancy Emrick              Casa Grande                                        Community Member

ALTO SAXOPHONE
Hannah Helsebus         Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Larry Marik                 Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Mary Moore                 Casa Grande                                        Retired Music Educator

TENOR SAXOPHONE
Sarah Kjorlien              Casa Grande                                        Music Educator
Al Westphal                 Casa Grande                                        Community Member

 

TRUMPET
Betty Brown                Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Kenneth Coil               Florence                                               CAC Alumnus
Erik Davila                  Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Marybeth Goree           Coolidge                                              Community Member
Walter Jacobson          Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Scott Ludwig                Coolidge                                              CAC Alumnus
Marilyn Tessitore         Casa Grande Union High School         CAC Student
Justin Wolfe                San Tan Valley                                                Community Member

 

FRENCH HORN
Maureen Berger-Aikin Casa Grande                                        Music Educator

TROMBONE
Germain Corriero         Casa Grande                                        Music Educator
Dick Davenport                       Casa Grande                                        CAC Alumnus
Michael Lechuga         San Tan Valley – Poston Butte High    High School Student   
Julie Martin                  Florence                                               CAC Alumnus            
Ronald Stegner                        Florence High School                          CAC Student

 

EUPHONIUM
Maureen Klassen         Casa Grande                                        Community Member
Jim McFellin                Casa Grande                                        Community Member

TUBA
Roger Anderson           Gilbert                                                 Music Educator

 

PERCUSSION
Delphia Anderson        Coolidge                                              Community Member
Mary Lu Brooks          Arizona City                                        Retired Music Educator
Michael Hancock         Casa Grande                                        Music Educator
Janice Leary                Casa Grande                                        Music Educator
Cathy Moore                Arizona City                                        Music Educator

The Golden Corridor is a full string and orchestra ensemble whose primary focus is education, and the encouragement of performing arts in communities as well as schools.

 

Violins

Kimberly Calderone, Concertmistress

Angelica Holway

Galadriel Gross

Monica Daniels

Maril Morris

Maya Stchur

Debbie Benitez

John Trainor

Richard Flechtner

Mary Peoples

Diane Harbin

Ruth Lylte

Joyce Chivari

 

Flute

Susan Quintanar

Laura Wolfe

 

Clarinet

Diane Rubio

Ron Bowen

Judy Schnapp

 

Bass Clarinet

Nancy Emrick

 

Trumpet

Scott Ludwig

Justin Wolfe

 

Violas

Carol Wilson

Russell Shannon

Abe Gross

 

French Horn

Maureen Berger

 

Alto Saxophone

Sarah Kjorlien

 

Cellos

Elizabeth Barragan

Beth Darnell

Michael Waterman

 

Trombone

Germain Corriero

Dick Davenport

 

Bass

John Flumerfelt

 

Percussion

Cathy Moore

 

Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus, home of the Pence Center, is located at 8470 N. Overfield Road between the cities of Coolidge and Casa Grande. The campus is located just a few miles east of I-10, midway between Tucson and Phoenix.
Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814