DePauw University Band
Craig Paré, conductor
Sgt. Michael Mergen, trumpet
Paul Mergen, tuba
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Green Center, 605 S. College
For its final concert of the season, the DePauw University Band is proud to present two distinguished soloists—Master Sgt. Michael Mergen (United States Marine Corps, “The President’s Own”) and Paul Mergen, tuba (formerly, United States Marine Corps, “The President’s Own”)—in the premiere of their commissioned work for trumpet, tuba, and wind ensemble: Hanging by a Thread by James Stephenson.
The program will also include a tribute to Donald H. White, former DePauw School of Music faculty member, featuring his Miniature Set for Band; United Artists by Kenneth Fuchs; O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen; Dance of the New World by Dana Wilson; the first movement of Igor Stravinsky's classic Octet for chamber winds; and the Finale to Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony" by Camille Saint-Saëns.
About the Ensembles
The DePauw University Band and DePauw Wind Ensemble are select ensembles of woodwind, brass and percussion musicians, chosen through a competitive audition process. Repertoire is chosen from high-quality concert literature for winds, presented in five to six collaborative concert performances each year. The ensembles have been recognized internationally for their renowned CD Recording Project, an artistic endeavor dedicated to recording quality wind literature and highlighting the talents of DePauw University musicians. Their ten compact discs can be found on the Naxos Online Music Library, iTunes, Amazon.com, Markcustom.com, mp3.rhapsody.com and Archivmusic.com. The University Band has also been featured on national broadcasts of Wind & Rhythm and has hosted renowned guest musicians, conductors and composers including Joseph Schwantner, Augusta Read Thomas, Roberto Sierra, John Corigliano, Libby Larsen, Chen Yi, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Jack Stamp, Charles Neidich and John Lynch.
Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated directly to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Bring an item and redeem it for a complimentary ticket at the box office in the Green Center for the Performing Arts.
General admission: $5
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.