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featuring David M. Becker

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wind Symphony Spring Concert
7:30 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Reception in Honor of David M. Becker
immediately following the performance
Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion

Please RSVP by April 11 by using the form below.

The Lewis & Clark College Wind Symphony will present a very special Spring Concert on April 16, 2011. The evening will be the ensemble’s final concert under the baton of Director of Bands, David M. Becker, who retires from the college this spring.

The 49-member Wind Symphony will serve as the nucleus of a large festival band for this occasion. They will be joined by numerous alumni, colleagues, and special guests that have been particularly important over Becker’s twenty-nine years at Lewis & Clark College and his previous eleven years as an Oregon high school band director.

In selecting the program for the evening, Becker pays homage to his musical mentors and the many wonderful students and experiences he has enjoyed in his long career in the band world. These enjoyable, well-known celebratory band compositions and transcriptions include Alleluia, Laudamus Te by Alfred Reed, Valdres by Johannes Hanssen, Movements from Darius Milhaud’s Suite Franaise, Gustav Holst’s setting of  a J. S. Bach fugue Fugue á la Gigue, Norman Dello Joio’s Scenes from the Louvre, two compositions based on a similar melody by Percy Grainger: Colonial Song and The Gumsuckers, and Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel, recently upgraded acoustically and enhanced as a performance venue. A reception immediately follows in the newly completed Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion, adjacent to the Chapel.

Please RSVP by April 11 by using the form below.
This event is free.