Joint Concert Begins Student Music Season

Sep 17, 2006

The HSU Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra will have a joint perfomance on September 30, 8 p.m., in the Fulkerson Recital Hall - kicking off the season for HSU student musicians.

The wind and percussion instruments of the Symphonic Band will come together for an eclectic European-inspired program, including works by Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost and British composers Gordon Jacobs and Ralph Vaughn Williams.

"That's a little unusual for an American wind band," conductor Paul Cummings said, "although these selections are done a lot in Europe."

The award-winning HSU Jazz Orchestra will feature a Charlie Mingus composition arranged by HSU student and trumpet player, Tommy Obeso.

The HSU Jazz Orchestra is conducted by visiting professor Dan Aldag, with experience as a trombonist for classical orchestras and jazz ensembles, having played with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams and the Manhattan Transfer, and as a soloist specializing in contemporary music for the trombone.

Professor Paul Cummings conducts the HSU Symphonic Band and is also an active performer on clarinet and saxophone, appearing with the Nova Vista Symphony, the Oregon Wind Ensemble, and the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra. He is coordinator of the HSU music education program.

Tickets for the concert are $6, $2 for seniors and students, and free to HSU students, and may be purchased at the HSU ticket office or at the door.

The Fulkerson Recital Hall is located in the Music Building on the HSU campus.