Classical Movements: St. Olaf Band

Sunday 28 January 2018
4:00pm

Verbrugghen Hall

Level 3, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The world-renowned St. Olaf College Concert Band of Northfield, Minnesota— hailed as “one of America’s preeminent bands,” by The New Yorker— culminates their first-ever concert tour to New Zealand and Australia with a performance at the to the Sydney Conservatorium’s Verbrugghen Hall.

Led by their conductor, acclaimed composer, and St. Olaf alumnus Dr. Timothy Mahr, the 94-member ensemble’s 17-day journey marks its debut in both Australasian countries, after more than a century of international touring.

Their expertly curated program of American and Australian repertoire, dubbed FLOURISH, celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the film scores of John Williams, Melbourne’s own Percy Grainger, New South Wales native Jodie Blackshaw, and other classic works from the wind band repertoire.

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PROGRAM: FLOURISH

WILLIAMS, JOHN (born 1932)
Sound the Bells

BERNSTEIN, LEONARD (1918-1990)
On the Waterfront
arr. Bocook

VIII. “The BSO Forever” from Divertimento
arr. Grundman

BLACKSHAW, JODIE (born 1971)
Twist

DAUGHTREY, NATHAN (born 1975)
Limerick Daydreams

GRAINGER, PERCY (1882-1961)
Australian Up-Country Tune

HERMAN, JERRY (born 1931)
Hello! Dolly

LITHGOW, ALEX (1870-1929)
Invercargill

MAHR, TIMOTHY (born 1956)
Flourish
The Soaring Hawk

SOUSA, JOHN PHILIP (1854-1932)
The Stars and Stripes Forever