Oregon Symphonic Band coming to Southridge High School on Sunday
The OSB will perform its 2015 winter season opener at 4 p.m. Sunday
The Oregon Symphonic Band will perform its 2015 winter season opening concert at 4 p.m., Feb. 22, at Southridge High School, 9625 S.W. 125th Ave.
Following the opening classic of Graham Lloyds "Fanfare for Freedom," Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses OSB's conductor and music director will conduct the world premiere performance of "She Flies With Her Own Wings," by renowned American composer Ralph Ford.
The OSB commissioned piece pays tribute to three highlights of Oregons natural beauty in this original compositions three parts: The Majestic Columbia, River of Stars Over Crater Lake, and Rogue River Whitewater.
Geronimo Gimenez's fast-paced and moving piece, "La Boda de Luis Alonzo," is next, followed by "Prelude Variations" by Claude T. Smith and Howard Cables "Old Fort Henry," the final movement from his suite Ontario Pictures.
After intermission come "Chimes of Liberty March" by Edwin Franko Goldman, and the new work by David Gillingham, "While the Dew Is Still on the Roses." Jonathan Bartzs high octane "Tall Tales: Pecos Bill" concludes the afternoon concert.
Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $15; seniors and active or retired military $10; students are free with school ID.
Additional information and a schedule of future performances can be found at www.osband.org, or by calling the Oregon Symphonic Band message telephone at 503-961-7840.Add a comment