An upbeat evening from the SAMC Concert Band + Orchestra

It’s time to shake up the rhythm of your life with an up-tempo musical event. Trinity Western University’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) presents a program of energetic pieces in I Got Rhythm, performed by the Concert Band + Orchestra on November 21 in Langley and November 22 in Abbotsford.

A special highlight will be Cathrie Yuen’s performance with the Concert Band of Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble. Yuen is a talented percussionist who is performing in her last concert with SAMC before graduating, and Concert Band Director Allan Thorpe wanted to feature her skills on the marimba. “The spirited rhythms of this piece,” said Thorpe, “and the virtuosity that it demands of Cathrie will make it a delight for our audience to listen to.”

The program, sponsored by Long & McQuade, also features a number of other upbeat compositions, such as the Concert Band’s rendition of Gershwin’s classic I Got Rhythm and its lively syncopations, as well as Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances, composed in the style of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music. Another highlight of the night will be the Orchestra’s performance of Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony, with senior student Tyler Dumoulin providing the dramatic rolls on timpani. 

Enjoy I Got Rhythm on Friday, November 21 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (20097 72nd Avenue, Langley) and at Peace Lutheran Church (2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford) on Saturday, November 22. Both concerts begin at 7:30pm with admission by donation ($10 suggested). Arrive early for a good seat.

For more details, visit www.twu.ca/samc or phone 604.513.2173. For advertising and sponsorship opportunities with SAMC Music, email samc@twu.ca.

Events at a glance:

I Got Rhythm
Friday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
20097 72nd Avenue, Langley

Saturday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford

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