Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” Headlines Next A&M-Kingsville Wind Symphony Concert, March 1

KINGSVILLE - February 21, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

An American Rhapsody concert to be performed at H.M. King High School at 7:30 p.m.

KINGSVILLE (February 21, 2007) —  The public is invited to attend a free concert from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the H.M. King High School auditorium.

An American Rhapsody promises an evening of classic and contemporary music for wind band by renowned American composers. The highlight of the evening will be a performance of the original stage band version of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring music faculty members Dr. Jason Kwak on piano and Dr. Nancy KingSanders on clarinet.

Composed in 1924, “Rhapsody in Blue”is one of the first important pieces for piano and wind ensemble. Originally sketched for piano and orchestra, the premiere performance was actually with piano and wind ensemble, and the Wind Symphony will perform this version for the concert.

Also on the program are Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Ballad for Band” by Morton Gould, the new work, “Give Us This Day,” from David Maslanka and marches by Karl King and Charles Ives.

For more information, call 361-593-2803

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