Music at Butler Series: Wind Ensemble
This Butler University Wind Ensemble program more than lives up to its description “Something Old, Something New.” It doesn’t get much newer than Frank Ticheli’s "Serenade for Kristin", a 2018 work for solo oboe and chamber ensemble that will feature Butler’s own Pam Ajango. And it doesn’t get much older than Charles Catel’s "Overture in C," composed in 1792 for a French military band in the aftermath of the French Revolution. It is one of the few examples of a work from the classical era that was originally composed for an wind band that resembles the modern wind ensemble. The concert will also feature soloist Alec Larner, one of Butler’s Concerto Competition winners, who will perform Emma Lou Diemer’s "Concerto for Marimba in One Movement." The program also includes classic concert band favorites by Malcolm Arnold and Fisher Tull, as well as Alfred Reed’s beautiful setting of Joaquin Turina’s vivid "La Procession del Rocio."