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.
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
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
Nancy Emrick Casa Grande Community Member
Hannah Helsebus Casa Grande Community Member
Larry Marik Casa Grande Community Member
Mary Moore Casa Grande Retired Music Educator
Sarah Kjorlien Casa Grande Music Educator
Al Westphal Casa Grande Community Member
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
Maureen Berger-Aikin Casa Grande Music Educator
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
Maureen Klassen Casa Grande Community Member
Jim McFellin Casa Grande Community Member
Roger Anderson Gilbert Music Educator
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.
Kimberly Calderone, Concertmistress
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.