CMU’s Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble will feature President Tim Foster in a concert that offers a rich variety of works on Thursday, March 14th at 7:30 pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Robinson Theatre.
The Wind Symphony, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's "Emancipation Proclamation" will perform Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" with President Tim Foster as narrator. This piece is paired with a work by Alfred Reed entitled "Rushmore", composed for the 10th anniversary of Rushmore Music Camp at which the final concert is performed in the amphitheater below Mt. Rushmore. This patriotic work incorporates the song "America the Beautiful".
Also being performed by the Wind Symphony will be "Give Us This Day", by David Maslanka. This two-movement work, inspired by Buddhist teachings, attempts to depict the future of the planet is only possible if individuals become deeply mindful of themselves, and deeply connected to who they really are. Through a deep, thoughtful, reflective process, world peace is possible.
CMU’s Jazz Ensemble will also perform and will present one of Astor Piazzolla’s most famous tangos, “Oblivion” as well as a blues piece by Pete McGuinness that was commissioned by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band and “Splanky” by Neal Hefti as performed by the Count Basie Orchestra.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and are available by calling 970-248-1604.