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Keuka College Symphonic Band Concert April 14

Works by Aaron Copland, Clause-Michel Schonberg, and Frank Erikson will be among the musical selections performed by the Keuka College Symphonic Band at its annual spring concert Sunday, April 14.

The performance, free and open to the public, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel.

Under the direction of Jeff Stempien, instructor of band, the program includes The Star Spangled Banner, a blend by Mark Williams and the Navy; Fanfare For The Common Man, by Copland, and arranged by Robert Longfield; Spy Chase, by Brant Karrick; Valdres, by Johannes Hanssen and arranged by Robert W. Smith; Les Miserables, by Schonberg and arranged by Johnnie Vinson; The Water Is Wide, by Rick Kirby; Jump Street Boogie, by Steve Hodges; Light a Distant Fire, by Erickson; and Highlights from Grease, by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs, and arranged by Paul Murtha.

Keuka College Symphonic Band Concert Dec. 2

The Keuka College Symphonic Band will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 2.

The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel.

Under the direction of Jeff Stempien, instructor of band, the program includes Holiday Greetings, arranged by James Swearingen; Patapa, by William Ryden;  Eine Kleine Christmas, arranged by Larry Clark; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Christmas “a la” Big Band, arranged by Larry Clark; Celtic Carol, arranged by Robert W. Smith; A Nutcracker Spectacular, by Tchaikovsky; A Canadian Brass Christmas, arranged by Luther Henderson; and Christmas Joy, by Frank Erickson.

The concert will also include a performance of The Star Spangled Banner, by John Stafford Smith, featuring students Kayla Hall, a sophomore occupational science major from Ballston Spa, and Johnathon Pugh, a senior biology major from Buffalo; and Geneva resident Aimee Perry.

Keuka College Symphonic Band Concert Slated Nov. 13

The Keuka College Symphonic Band will present its fall concert Sunday, Nov. 13.

Free and open to the public, the concert begins at 4 p.m. in Norton Chapel and features the talents of students and members of the Penn Yan Area Community Band.

Under the direction of Jeff Stempien, the band will perform music from around the world. Selections include A Nutcracker Spectacular, by Tchaikovsky; A Canadian Brass Christmas, arranged by Luther Henderson and adapted by Howard Cable; The Best of Queen, arranged by Paul Murtha; Amparito Roca, by Jamie Texidor and arranged by Aubrey Winter; Korean Folk Rhapsody, arranged by James Curnow; The Star Spangled Banner, which blends the standard John Williams version with the Navy arrangement; Armed Forces Salute, arranged by Bob Lowden, English Folk Song Suite, by Ralph Vaughan Williams; and Arioso, by James Barnes, inspired by Naoya Takizawa and Haruko Nakayama.

Terrific Tunes

The Keuka College Symphonic Band will present its annual spring concert Wednesday, May 4.

The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel.

Under the direction of Jeff Stempien, instructor of band, the program includes The Star Spangled Banner, by John Stafford Smith; March – “Folk Songs from Somerset,” from English Folk Song Suite, by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Our Yesterdays Lengthen Like Shadows, by Samuel R. Hazo; music from Pirates of the Caribbean, by Klaus Badelt; Quad City Stomp, by Michael Sweeney; and Midway March, by John Williams

The concert will also feature a clarinet duet by senior English major Trista Wesley and sophomore occupational science major Halie Squires who will perform Double Concert, by Vivaldi. The Student Brass Quintet will also be featured on Galliard Battaglia, by Samuel Scheidt.