“Puszta!” A Spring Band Concert
The Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble will present “Puszta! A Spring Band Concert” on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at the Don P. Pence Center for Visual and Performing Arts on the Central Arizona College Signal Peak Campus.
This joint band concert will feature the Vista Grande High School Symphonic Band and Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble.
The 60 member Central Arizona Community Wind Ensemble will present a wide palette of sounds which can be described as playful, powerful, traditional, and jazzy. The membership of the band consists of CAC students, high school students, area community members and music educators. The conductor is Professor Rick Moore. Some of their musical presentations will include: a medley of popular James Bond themes, “Lassus Trombones” which will feature the trombone section, and “Three Spanish Ladies”, a transcription of a guitar concerto. The centerpiece of their program will be “Puszta” a suite of four Gypsy dances by Jan Van der Roost. Guest conductors of the ensemble include: Mrs. Lou Bagley, conducting “Sleepers, Wake” by J.S. Bach and Miss Sarah Kjorlien conducting “Trumpet Carillon” featuring Scott Ludwig (Coolidge), Ken Coil (Florence), Walter Jacobson (Casa Grande), and Mary Beth Goree (Coolidge).
The Vista Grande High School Symphonic Band is a 56 member ensemble under the leadership of Mr. Randy George. Their program will feature pianist, Jhamille Esperida on “Dreamsong for Piano and Band.” In addition they will play the powerful selections: “Joy Revisted” and “Ere the World Began to Be”, as well as a medley of selections from “Star Trek”.
Prior to the beginning of the concert trumpeters Scott Ludwig and Zach Spiess will be performing duets in the lobby of the Pence Center.