Symphony Band to share bill with Iowa Honor Band

Symphony Band to share bill with Iowa Honor Band

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Top high school students to perform concert with UI ensemble Feb. 16

The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert by the UI Symphony Band and the Iowa Honor Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The performance will feature conductor Richard Mark Heidel, director of bands in the School of Music; Maurita Murphy Mead, School of Music faculty member, on clarinet; and guest conductor Kevin Kastens, director of the Hawkeye Marching Band.

The program for the Symphony Band is as follows:

  • Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Dalilia by Camille Saint-Saens
  • Concertino by Francisco Mignone (transcribed by Kastens; Murphy Mead, soloist)
  • Gloriosa by Yasuhide Ito

The Iowa Honor Band features the state’s top high school musicians. The UI School of Music hosts the Iowa Honor Band Festival, which includes rehearsals, a director’s clinic, and master classes with UI faculty, culminating with the concert. The Iowa Honor Band program is as follows:

  • Dedicatory Overture by Clifton Williams
  • Sheltering Sky by John Mackey
  • Clarinet on the Town by Ralph Hermann (Murphy Mead, soloist)
  • Hosts of Freedom by Karl L. King (Kastens, guest conductor)
  • Arabesque by Samuel Hazo

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For accommodations at the concert contact the School of Music at 319-335-1603. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the new Arts Iowa website.


Christopher Clair, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0900


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