3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center
Have you ever wanted to run away to the circus? This is your chance!
The Salem Concert Band, under the baton of conductor John Skelton,
takes you along with “Fellini at the Circus,” performed at Willamette
University’s Hudson Concert Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
at 3 PM on January 29. Hold onto your seat for a fun afternoon of death
Step right up as the band performs the North American premiere of Fellini
by Johan de Meij. The music captures the spirit of Italian film
director Federico Fellini in the setting of a circus. The composer
describes this as a piece “for alto saxophone, circus band and wind
orchestra.” Let local saxophonist Randy Kem amaze you with his
virtuosity, even though it appears that he’s simply clowning around.
(Have you ever seen a saxophonist perform while riding a clowncycle?
Something truly spectacular to see and hear!) The band will also engage
the spirit of Fellini by performing the Symphonic Suite from “La Strada”
(The Road) by Nino Rota. This music from Fellini’s 1954 Academy Award
winning film captures an excursion by street entertainers (street
circus) through the Italian countryside filled with joy and sorrow.
But wait — there’s more! Circus Ring by Paul Hart and The Ringmaster’s March by John Mackey invoke all the pageantry, humor, and animal acts of the circus, with a bit of a twist.
And if you act now, you can also hear not one, but two classic circus marches — The Circus Bee by Henry Fillmore and Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite by Karl King. They alone are worth the price of admission!
Don’t try to sneak under the tent — buy your tickets today! Tickets
are $20 reserved seating, $15 general admission, and $5 student general
admission. Tickets are available here, by calling 503-362-0485, and at the door.