Big new music week at GSU - neoPhonia on Tuesday and this concert on Thursday:
During the inaugural concert of the 2010/2011 season, Robert J. Ambrose will lead internationally renowned euphonium soloist Adam Frey and the Georgia State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in the world premiere performance of "Concierto Ibérico" for solo euphonium and concert band by local German-American composer Tim Jansa. This is a large-scale symphonic work of almost 28 minutes in length and built around 3 major festivals of Spain: The Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, the Semana Santa, and the Fallas of Valencia.
This work was named a finalist for the 2010 Harvey G. Phillips Award for Compositional Excellence.
The performance will take place on Thursday, October 21, at 7:30 pm at the Rialto Center for the Arts. Admission is free.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will also present works by McAllister, Stravinsky and Bach. The Wind Orchestra will perform works by Whitacre, Grainger, Persichetti and Goldman.
Robert J. Ambrose & Chester Phillips, conductors
Tim Ellison, graduate assistant conductor
Adam Frey, euphonium
More info can be found at http://www.music.gsu.edu/events.aspx and at http://www.timjansa.com/works/concierto-iberico-2009