Newman presents ‘Fall Classics’ orchestral concert

Nov 02, 2017

The annual fall orchestral concert will be presented at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, in the performance hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center.

The orchestral group includes woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion and piano. Students of all majors gather together to use their musical talent to form the instrumental ensemble. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays to refine pep band and concert music.

Twenty-two members make up the ensemble. Five new members have joined the group this year and more students are welcome to join.

Conductor Cindy Thompson said her goal is to introduce students to many different genres of music.

The Fall Classics concert includes “Colonel Bogey’s March,” a movement from Saint Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals” that features Philip Rood on solo bass; two swing band classics, “In the Mood” and “Blue Skies;” and a movement from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.”

Also featured are chamber music works consisting of a flute quartet, strings, flute, piano ensemble, and the debut of the recorder ensemble. Since pep band season starts soon, the concert will end with three rock ‘n’ roll songs including a drum set duet.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Director of Music Deanne Zogleman at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2196 or by email at [email protected].