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SOUTHEASTERN WIND SYMPHONY PRESENTS HEROES,
LOST AND FALLEN
HAMMOND -- The nationally
acclaimed Southeastern Louisiana University Wind Symphony, conducted by
Director of Bands Glen Hemberger, will present its annual contribution
to Fanfare at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Columbia Theatre for the
Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
The free concert, “Heroes, Lost and
Fallen,” will feature world-renowned trombone soloist Scott Hartman.
One of the premiere trombone soloists
of his generation, Hartman is head of the trombone departments at both
Yale and Boston Universities. He has been a featured soloist with
the Boston Esplanade Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony,
Dallas Symphony, and the BBC Radio Orchestra. A former member of the famed
Empire Brass Quintet, he now performs with the nations finest trombone
quartet, “Four of a Kind.” Hartman holds degrees from the Eastman
School of Music.
Hartman will join the Wind Symphony
in a performance of Ferdinand David’s “Concertino for Trombone, Op. 4,”
a work showcasing the extraordinary range and versatility of the instrument.
He will also perform “Variations on ‘76 Trombones’” from “The Music Man,”
arranged for soloist and wind symphony.
Central to the concert that evening
will be David Gillingham’s work, “Heroes, Lost and Fallen.”
“The composition is subtitled ‘A Vietnam
Memorial,’ and is based on a poem penned by the composer.” Hemberger said.
“ As a symbol to represent all war veterans, and in honor of his service
to our country and his 70 years of work on behalf of the band program at
Southeastern, a very special plaque will be presented to Ralph R. Pottle
Jr., a member of Southeastern’s first band in 1935.”
Hemberger said the Wind Symphony will
also present music from the John Wayne movie, “The Cowboys,” by composer
John Williams, and “Mock Morris” by Australian-born composer Percy Aldridge
The Wind Symphony will be joined by
the Northshore Chorale, and the Southeastern University Chorus, and Women’s
Chorale, directed by Southeastern’s Alissa Mercurio-Rowe, in the famed
setting of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Peter Wilhousky, and team with
Southeastern music faculty member Joy Ratliff in a special performance
of John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever!”
For further information, contact the
Southeastern band office at 985-549-2599.