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Orchestra, Concert Band performances Saturday

February  07, 2012

Dr. Daniel Culver, left, and Dr. Frederick Jaeschke

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Augustana student-musicians will present two concerts, starting with a Concert Band performance at 2 p.m., followed by a Symphony Orchestra performance at 8 p.m. Both concerts are free, public events, and they will be held in Centennial Hall (3703 7th Ave.).

The Concert Band will perform Arabesque by Samuel Hazo, Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre, Mother Earth by David Maslanka and Ignition by Todd Stalter.

In talking about the afternoon concert, Concert Band Director Dr. Frederick Jaeschke explained that the band is open to all students and reflects the entire campus. “We have students from all majors, all years and all abilities,” he said.

Dr. Jaeschke, associate professor of music, added, “Personally I enjoy working with the students on the music and presenting it with them for their friends, family and the community.”

The evening concert features an all-Mozart program, including Overture to the Magic Flute and the Prague Symphony, said Dr. Daniel Culver, Henry Veld Professor of Music and conductor of the Augustana College Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Deborah Dakin, adjunct assistant professor of music, will perform as a soloist.

“This type of program requires maximum concentration on the part of the orchestra and conductor,” Dr. Culver said. “Someone once said that Mozart is easy for amateurs and difficult for professionals. I would second that.”

Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu