Symphonic Band & Jazz Orchestra Joint Concert

HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra perform a joint concert on Saturday October 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU.


The Symphonic Band, directed by Paul Cummings, plays the stirring third movement of “Culloden,” among other selections. This is contemporary American composer Julie Giroux’s evocation of ancient Scotland, based on her researches into very old Scottish songs. “There are some very beautiful lyrical passages,” Cumming said, “interspersed with military themes and the sounds of battle.”

In their half of the evening the Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dan Aldag, performs Hank Mobley’s hard bob tune “This I Dig of You,” a funk favorite by Pee Wee Ellis, and several obscure gems played originally by the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands.

The music starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday October 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall. Tickets (free to HSU students) are available from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. For more information visit