The Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents the WSU Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Thomas Root. The date of the performance is election day, so the event will have a decidedly American theme, highlighted by a performance of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with WSU freshman piano phenom, Maggie Whatcott. This performance will be of the complete Rhapsody In Blue, including an extensive cadenza. Other highlights of the program will include a unique two-verse performance of the Star Spangled Banner arranged by Luigi Zanninelli with colors presented by the WSU ROTC Colorguard. This stirring arrangement has become a traditional part of this annual concert. Other works will include Rimsky Korsakoff's "Procession of the Nobles," Thomas Root's "Butterfly Dances," which received its premiere on this stage in 2010, a beautiful new work titled "Seal Lullaby" by American composer, Eric Whitacre, and a rousing work by American composer Clifton Williams titled "Symphonic Dance #3--Fiesta." This piece is part of a set of five symphonic dances by this composer written for the San Antonio Symphony and transcribed by the composer. Later this year the WSU Wind Ensemble will record and perform all five movements of this set.
Contact: Caril Jennings
Phone: 801 626 6431
Event Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Austad Auditorium
Address: 1905 University Circle, Ogden
Web Site: https://www.weber.edu/performingarts