Neighborhood Concert Series: Symphonic Band
"In Their Own Words"
Butler University Symphonic Band directed by Matthew J. Smith and Brian N. Weidner and guest conductors Michael Colburn and Melissa Johnson.
The concert band repertoire is replete with arrangements of music from various folk and popular cultures. This first concert of the Symphonic Band presents a slight twist on this tradition, as each piece is an original work by a composer from a specific cultural tradition written in a style characteristic of their own background. This concert pays homage to living traditions as demonstrated through the composers' own interpretations of their cultures' musical legacy and includes the music of Johannes Hansen, Julie Giroux, Percy Grainger, Clare Grundman, David Stanhope, and Alfred Reed.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.