Friday, June 7, 2013
8 p.m. Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center
Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
Cal Poly’s Spring Band Concert, “The British Isles,” is set for 8 p.m., Friday, June 7, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The annual spring event features the university's 65-member Wind Ensemble and 75-member Wind Orchestra performing original works for wind band.
The concert is the first event in a celebration of works written by some of the greatest British composers of the past 300 years, that culminates with a performance tour of Ireland, England, and Scotland from June 17-30. The performance includes repertoire from all eras of British musical tradition, from the music of Henry Purcell and William Byrd to the music of modern composers such as Philip Sparke and Kenneth Hesketh.
The Wind Orchestra will perform selections from “William Byrd Suite” by Gordon Jacob and “Danceries” by Kenneth Hesketh. The group will also perform Philip Sparke’s delightful “Theatre Music” and Gustav Holst’s ever-popular “Second Suite for Military Band.”
The Wind Ensemble will begin with a performance of Steven Stucky’s “Funeral Music for Queen Mary,” and “Jubilee Overture” by Philip Sparke. The ensemble will also perform “Gallimaufry” by Guy Woolfenden and close the concert with “Yiddish Dances” by Adam Gorb.