Band & Orchestra Concert

February 27, 2024

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Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Performing Arts Center
Event Format: 
In-Person
Intended Audience: 
Everyone
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Mesa Community College Band, Community & Orchestra Concert Presents Odds and Ends

Feb 27, 2024 at 7 pm at MCC Performing Arts Center

This concert is going to be an evening of great works for Band and Orchestra that just don’t share any common theme to one another. Hence, we’re calling it our “Odds & Ends” Concert! The MCC Community Band is opening up the show with a fantastic J.P. Sousa march, Hands Across the Sea, followed by A Longford Legend, which is a collection of Irish Street Ballades, and then concluding with a not-so-well-known piece by Alfred Reed entitled Alleluia! Laudamus Te, which is joyous and powerful, and will leave you wanting more…….which is good, because next up is the MCC Concert Band! They will be opening with the first movement of Richard Strauss’ Concerto No. 1 for French Horn (arranged for Symphonic Band), which will be featuring MCC student, Cole Evans on French Horn! Next is a new selection that the MCC Concert Band just presented at the AMEA State Conference in a new music reading session called Sailing with Whales by Rossano Gallante. This piece will take you on a journey in search of, and then traveling alongside the mighty Orca Whale on a wild journey within their natural habitat. Next, the band will explore the beautiful, rich sounds that form the “Love Duet” from Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount Suite. There’s only one way to finish off a collection like this….a March! But not another patriotic march…..but a Circus March!!! The Concert Band will conclude with Karl L. King’s classic, Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite!

The "Odds & Ends”continue with our amazing Community Orchestra who will be performing for you the Overture from Otto Nicolai’s opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Concerto for Alto Trombone and Orchestra featuring MCC student, Chanson Peck! The orchestra will also be premiering the second movement of a new work by MCC student trumpet player and composer, Jacob Bozicevic entitled An American Tapestry. There’s only one way to bring an evening of musical "Odds & Ends” like this to a triumphant close, and that’s with the orchestra’s performance of the Berceuse and Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s classic Firebird Suite. Come out and support the great things that are happening here in the world of MCC Instrumental Music!!!

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Prices: Students - $6.00, Senior/Staff/Military -$7.00, General Public - $8.00

*Accessible seats in rows G and Q