DePauw University Band
DePauw Spring 2018 Band Concert
Ryan Yahl, conductor
Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Green Center, 605 S College Ave.
The DePauw University Band’s Spring Concert, conducted by interim director of bands Ryan Yahl, features standard works in the wind band repertoire and new pieces by younger composers beginning to make their mark will be offered on the program, alongside arrangements adapted from the choral, operatic, and orchestral genres — opening with an edition of Beethoven’s spirit-lifting “Ode to Joy.” With such a variety of styles being performed, there’s bound to be something on the program that makes you want to tap your foot, or move along with a groove, or perhaps whistle as you walk out of the auditorium!
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.
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.
General admission: $5
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.