- Monday, September 28, 2015
- By Ken Owen
The DePauw University Band, directed by Professor Craig Paré, will present its first concert of the year "Bach to the Future" on Sunday, October 4 — but at an unusual time. The Sunday matinee in Kresge Auditorium has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in order to allow interested audience members who would also enjoy attending the final performance of the musical production of Spamalot to do so at 3 p.m. in Moore Theatre, which is also located on the first floor of the Green Center for the Performing Arts.
In its opening program, the University Band celebrates the great variety and richness that has been the symphonic band’s legacy. From transcriptions such as Erik Leidzén's great setting of J. S. Bach's monumental Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, to C. L. Barnhouse’s classic “screamer” march, The Battle of Shiloh, that pays tribute to the veterans of the Civil War, to rich harmonies of 20th-century composer David Diamond, and further to today’s composers — Eric Whitacre, David Gillingham, Samuel Hazo, and Richard Saucedo — wind music’s history features an array of styles, colors and moods.