The concert, which is to be conducted by Dr. David Holsinger, will feature special guest trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.
The Wind Ensemble’s musical lineup promises a varied program selection for the evening.
Opening the concert is Hugo Montenegro’s “Fanfare,” originally composed for the Stan Kenton Neophonic Jazz Ensemble in 1963, and transcribed for concert band 10 years later. After losing its publishing license only two years later, “Fanfare” was taken out of print. However, Holsinger was recently able to obtain a copy and will conduct what may be the first performance of this exciting work in years.
Other selections include Gabriel Fauré’s “Chant Funéraire,” a masterpiece of the composer’s late period; Pierre Leemans’ 1944 piece “March of the Belgium Paratroopers” and Morton Gould’s “Ballad for Band.” Another performance piece will be John Phillip Sousa’s “Easter Morning on the White House Lawn,” an uncharacteristic Sousa march written for the 1929 White House Easter Egg Roll that was presided over by President Calvin Coolidge.
Featured guest artist Vizzutti will solo with the Wind Ensemble and perform his original composition of “Three Magical Places,” a piece inspired by snapshots of the Hawaiian Islands.
Vizzutti, along with his wife, Laura, will be featured the preceding night on Monday in Lee’s Presidential Concert Series.
Vizzutti’s extensive treatise, “The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” and his “New Concepts for Trumpet,” have become standard works for the trumpet study worldwide.
From his home in Seattle, Vizzutti continues an impressive schedule of recitals, concerts, recording, and composing.
Vizzutti attended the Eastman School of Music on full scholarship where he earned his bachelor and master of music degrees. He remains the only wind player to receive the artist’s diploma in Eastman’s 85-year history.
Holsinger will close the evening with an original composition, “Liturgical Dances,” written to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
The concert is free and open to the public.