University of South Alabama Department of Music presents USA Bands in Concert: Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, on Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
University of South Alabama Department of Music is presenting USA Bands in Concert: Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, on Tuesday, April 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Music lovers are invited to "Join the University of South Alabama Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band as they perform a special Spring Concert in the beautiful Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile." The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 with a reception to follow in the Saenger Theatre 1927 Room (light hors d'oeuvres will be served)
The concert will be a celebration of the best literature for the wind band with Dr. Jason Rinehart conducting the USA Symphony Band and Dr. William Petersen conducting the USA Wind Ensemble. We also honor the retirement of Dr. Greg Gruner, Chair of the USA Department of Music, as he conducts excerpts from the Finale of Mahler's "Symphony No. 3".
Featured soloists include Dr. Luis Rivera and Dr. Justin Alexander, percussion, on the world premiere of composer Adam Silverman's "The Rule of Five: Double Concerto for Two Percussionists and Wind Ensemble." The Wind Ensemble opens with George Gershwin's iconic "Cuban Overture" and also features Dr. Jason Rinehart conducting "Transcendent Journey" by Rossano Galante. The Wind Ensemble will close the concert with Adam Gorb's rollicking work "Awayday."
The Symphony Band begins the evening with Brian Balmages "Renaissance Reimagined" and also will perform Pierre La Plante's iconic work for band, "American Riversongs". USA faculty member Dr. Arie Vandewaa will be the Symphony Band's featured soloist on Tyler S. Grant's new work, "Paceline".
The concert is free and open to the public. There are many parking lots and street parking available around the Saenger Theatre.