Central Arizona Concert Band opens 21st season
The Central Arizona Concert Band is opening its 21st season this weekend with the first of four concerts at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Musical Director Clydene Dechert promises a program full of traditional marches, Latin rhythms, movie themes and classical works arranged for concert band, according to a release from Joe Cotten.
“Among the highlights of the program will be ‘Thousand and One Nights Waltz,’ which Johann Strauss wrote (preserving) the more memorable melodies form his first operetta, ‘Indigo and the Forty Thieves,’ the release states. “Popular themes from movies include ‘Jaws,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Chariots of Fire,’ ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘Star Trek,’ and others come alive in ‘Hollywood Milestones,’ arranged by John Higgins.”
Also included in the program is Edward Elgar’s “March of the Mogul Emperors,” which commemorated the crowning of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India, and Don Gillis’ “Tulsa (A Symphonic Portrait in Oil),” a symphonic poem in four sections depicting the peaceful land before white settlers, and its transformation.
The concert will be at the Davis Learning Center at ERAU, 3700 Willow Creek Road. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students at www.centralarizonaconcertband.com or at the door.