Two Bands for the Price of None - Humboldt State Now

Two Bands for the Price of None

The visiting University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and the HSU Symphonic Band share a free concert on Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

“It’s exciting for us to have the UBC Wind Ensemble play here on their West Coast tour for many reasons,” said HSU Symphonic Band director Paul Cummings, “but especially because their director, Rob Taylor is an HSU Music Department alum. Many of our faculty knew him as a student.”

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The concert begins with the HSU Symphonic Band, performing “The Creation of the World” by Darius Milaud, a jazz-influenced work of the 1920s. The Humboldt Symphony played a portion of it in March but this time the full work will be performed. “It’s a fascinating piece and an important work that doesn’t get performed very often,” Cummings said, “first of all because it calls for an odd combination of instruments for either a symphonic band or orchestra. We’ve grabbed personnel from both, just for this concert.”

The University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble and the Humboldt Symphonic Band perform on Monday, April 29 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. There is no admission charge. For tickets, call 826-3928 or get them at the door. The UBC Wind Ensemble is directed by Rob Taylor and the HSU Symphonic Band by Paul Cummings. The concert is produced by the HSU Music Department. For more information, visit hsumusic.blogspot.com.