April 29, 2010

Wind Ensemble performance set for May 3

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- This version of “Black Dog” features a clarinet soloist, not the guitar one might expect.

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the academic year beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3, in Shryock Auditorium.

A featured piece on the program is “Black Dog,” by composer Scott McAllister, a composition inspired by Led Zeppelin’s song of the same name. Brittany Noble, a graduate student from Columbus, Ga., takes on the clarinet solo.

The musical program also features David Gillingham’s “Concertino,” written for a wind ensemble and four percussion. SIUC percussionists Jim Beers (Chester), Joshua Fielder (Carbondale), Eric Hendrickson (Carbondale), and Nathan Staley (Woodstock) bring their musical prowess to round out this part of the program.

The Faculty Brass Quintet comes on board for Leonard Bernstein’s Suite from “Mass.” “Mass” is a long work originally written for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Faculty Brass Quintet is Robert Allison (trumpet), Chris Combest (tuba), Jeanne Millikin (trumpet), Timothy Pitchford (trombone), and Jennifer Presar (horn).

Christopher Morehouse conducts.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students. Tickets are available beginning an hour before the performance at the Shryock Auditorium box office, or in advance at the box office or at the ticket offices in the Student Center or in the SIU Arena.