The Maryville College-Community Concert Band will present its fall concert at 3 p.m., Nov. 9 in the College’s Alumni Gymnasium. Special for this concert will be the presence of both Maryville maestros - longtime Maryville High School Band Director Tom Delozier and Dr. Larry Smithee, associate professor of music and the Maryville College-Community Concert Band founder and director.
The musically varied program will open with the Karl King march “The Flying Squadron.” Then Delozier will take the podium to conduct Johannes Hanssen’s Norwegian March “Valdres.” Valdres is a beautiful Norwegian region between Oslo and Bergen, and the work was first performed in 1904 by the band of the second regiment with the composer playing the baritone horn himself. Delozier will then conduct the band’s rendition of Frank Erickson’s “Toccato for Band.”
Smithee will then conduct Richard Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” followed by James Curnow’s “Fantasia for Tuba and Concert Band,” featuring tubist Josh Goodman, a Maryville College senior. This will be followed by Camille Saint-Saens stirring “Marche Militaire Francaise.”
Concluding will be several excerpts from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” Normally a major work for an orchestra and chorus, this arrangement for concert band by John Krance retains the spirit, feeling and over-all character of the original score, at the same time modifying its length to a duration suitable for programming purposes. Smithee will conduct the band through six portions of the work: “O Fortune, Variable as the Moon,” “I Lament Fortune’s Blows,” “Behold the Spring,” “The God of Love Flies Everywhere,” “When We Are in the Tavern” and “Fortune, Empress of the World.”
For more information, contact the College’s Division of Fine Arts at 865-981-8150.