School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

2012/2013 Events

Fireworks and Fauré

Concert Band + Orchestra Concert

TWU’s Spring Instrumental Concert promises a wonderful blend of the new and the familiar. The orchestra will feature Wave after Wave, a harp concerto newly composed by David Squires, Dean of TWU’s School of the Arts Media and Culture.  This work was written especially for fourth-year Music student Esther Cannon, winner of a TWU concerto competition. Esther, a resident of Langley, is “ thrilled to have this unique opportunity,” She adds that “playing with an orchestra is so good for a musician's development, because you learn to work as a team; this is especially true of a concerto because as a soloist, you function like a leader.” The orchestra is very excited to be involved in the unveiling of this new work. Music by Copland, Vaughan Williams and Fauré will round out the first part of the program.

The concert band’s portion of the concert will feature familiar tunes aplenty. The “Colonel Bogey” March is sure to set toes tapping to start the second half. The infectious Newfoundland folk song “I’se the B’y” figures prominently in Vincent Gassi’s Canadian Folk Song Trilogy, while the music from the movie Superman and the opera Porgy and Bess will be familiar to many. The evening will culminate with the fireworks of Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture. 

Events at a glance:

Friday, April 5 | 7:30 pm
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Langley
Admission by donation ($10 suggested)

Saturday, April 6 | 7:30pm
Peace Lutheran Church, Abbotsford
Admission by donation ($10 suggested)

Contact: Shayna Leenstra

Presented as part of the Festival of the Arts, Media + CultureMarch 12 - April 15