The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania conducted by John Fleming will present its
2018 Spring Concert on Sunday, April 15, at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held in the Louis C.
Cole Auditorium on the campus of Edinboro University. This is the 35th annual spring concert
in the history of the Band. The Band and the concert are sponsored by the Department of Music
and Theatre Arts Department of Edinboro University. The concert is free to the public and no
reservations are necessary.
The theme of the concert was chosen because of the variety of emotions which the works will
evoke to the Band and the audience. The period of time in which the compositions were written
ranges from the mid 19th century to the early years of 21st. Both European and American
composers contributed works for the program. Listeners will hear a mixture of works originally
written for the wind band and works transcribed from orchestral and choral compositions.
The solo work for the concert is a duet for flute and clarinet. Two members of the Band will be
featured as the soloists. Cheryl Trost is the principal flute of the Band and resides in Lake City.
Michelle Whalen is the principal clarinet who lives in McKean. Both are retired music teachers.
They will play the “Flower Duet” from the opera Lakme by Leo Delibes.
The Band will also be performing “Original Suite” by Gordon Jacob, the Fanfare section
of “Fanfare, Siciliano and Rondo by Malcolm Arnold, “Albanian Dance” by Shelley Hanson,
and “Abendlied” by Josef Rheinberger. The featured work of the program is “An American
Elegy” by Frank Ticheli. This piece was “composed in memory of those who lost their lives
at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 and to honor the survivors. There will also be
three marches on the program. They are “Graf Zeppelin” by Carl Teike, “The Sinfonians” by
Clifton Williams and “Liberty Bell” by John Philip Sousa.
Join the audience for the 2018 Spring Concert by the Concert Band of Northwest
Pennsylvania for a wonderful musical experience.