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Salem Concert Band: Pacific Premier
Start Date: 5/21/2017Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 5/21/2017End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description

The Salem Concert Band, under the direction of conductor John Skelton, will conclude its 42nd season by presenting a Pacific Premiere on May 21 at 3 PM at Hudson Hall, Willamette University. Come hear the Salem Concert Band perform a new piece of music commissioned by the band by renowned composer Eric Ewazen. Eric Ewazen has composed numerous pieces for orchestra and concert band and teaches at the Julliard School in New York.

The band performed Ewazen’s work Shadowcatcher with the Oregon Brass a few seasons ago. The band (and the audience) were moved by this lyrical piece. In preparing the work, conductor John Skelton conversed with Ewazen and learned of his love of Oregon. Ewazen lamented that he would love to write a piece about the state. This simple comment started a years-long dialogue resulting in “AN OREGON JOURNEY (Through Showers, Sunlight, Snow and Showers).

Don’t miss the world premiere of this new composition and meet Dr. Ewazen who will also be attending the concert and conducting masters classes in the area.

In addition, the band will be performing four movements from Celestial Dancers by Dr. Ewazen, Resplendent Glory by Rossano Galante, and Riften Wed by Julie Giroux. (Also, don’t be too surprised if something surprising happens at our performance. We can’t tell you what it is — that would spoil the surprise!)

Pacific Premiere is supported by a generous grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. The Salem Concert Band receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.

Location Information:
*WU Campus

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hudson Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
Phone: (503) 370-6255
Email: dtrevett@willamette.edu
Premiere
Admission / Ticket Info:
Tickets are $20 reserved seating, $15 general admission, and $5 student general admission.

Tickets are available by calling 503-362-0485, and at the door.
Event Sponsor(s):
Salem Concert Band
Other Details:
Directions and Parking:
http://willamette.edu/about/visit/

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