The University of Iowa Symphony Band and Concert Band will share a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The Concert Band, conducted by Hawkeye Marching Band Director Kevin Kastens, and featuring guest conductors Steven Riley and Kevin Kessler, will open the concert with Fanfare and Flourishes For A Festive Occasion by James Curnow, A Jubilant Overture by Alfred Reed, Sarabande and Polkaby Malcolm Arnold Yosemite Autumn by Mark Camphouse, and Nobles of the Mystic Shrine by John Philip Sousa.
Richard Mark Heidel, director of UI bands, will conduct the Symphony Band, in Procession of the Nobles and Cortege from the opera-ballet Mlada by Nicholai Rimsky-Korsakov, J'ai été au bal by Donald Grantham, Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Aldridge Grainger, and From Glory to Glory by Kevin M. Walczyk.
The Concert and Symphony Bands, which are filled by audition, are open to all UI students. In addition to campus concerts, the Symphony Band also performs, on occasion, at state and national conventions.
For biographies of Kastens and Heidel, visit the UI Bands website.
The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For accommodations at the concert contact the school at 319-335-1603. For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the new Arts Iowa website.