Ketchikan Community Concert
Band Presents Annual Spring Concert
Friday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
in the Kayhi Auditorium
May 14, 2010
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Community Concert Band (KCCB),
conducted by Roy McPherson will perform their annual Spring
Concert on Friday, May 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ketchikan High
School Auditorium. KCCB oboist, Kathleen Light and local siblings,
Jamie and Jeffery Karlson will be featured soloists that night.
Alaska's Flag will be the opener, followed by Clifton Williams'
"Symphonic Suite" the winner of the distinguished "Ostward
Award" for outstanding band composition in 1957.
The Ketchikan Community
Concert Band (KCCB), conducted by Roy McPherson during a past
Photograph courtesy McPherson's Music
Jamie Karlson will then be the featured flute soloist, on "Concertino".
This beautiful and technically difficult piece was composed in
1910 by Paris born composer, Cecile Chaminade. Jamie was born
in Ketchikan and started playing the flute at the age of 10.
She also is a tenor saxophonist, and has recently taken up the
trombone at the University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of
Music, where she is completing her junior year, and pursuing
a degree in Instrumental Music Education. She was very involved
in music and the arts while growing up here, and was chosen for
the SE Alaska Honor Band and State Honor Band, and she is a recipient
of the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship and the Jerry Galley
Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors planning to continue
their education in the music/arts field.
The unique "Brazil: Ceremony, Song and Samba" is based
upon authentic Afro-Brazilian percussion rhythms, including the
"Maracatu" rhythm that can be traced to the Congo,
and the bossa nova, a more familiar style.
"Kindred Spirits" is a mournful and reflective piece
by Brian Balmadges, a very active composer, conductor, producer
and performer, and a favorite composer of the band.
Michael Valenti's "Carolina Seasons" beautifully depicts
all four seasons, and his unique use of melody, harmony and rhythm
results in a brilliant and sparkling musical setting.
A light march, "Pas Redouble" was originally written
by Camille Saint-Saens for four-hand piano. This transcription
was completed by Arthur Frackenpohl in 1972.
Jeffery Karlson (trumpet) and Kathleen Light (oboe) will be featured
soloists on "Quiet City" by Aaron Copland and arranged
by Donald Hunsberger. Aaron Copland is a very well-known composer
was at the peak of his compositional output during the 1940's.
His three ballet scores, "Billy The Kid", "Rodeo"
and "Appalachian Spring" demonstrate his natural inclination
toward clarity of form, texture and thematic development. "Quiet
City" is a play by Irwin Shaw for which Copland composed
the music, and re-orchestrated it into a tone poem for the solo
trumpet, solo English horn and strings. Kathleen Light plays
a significant role as oboist in KCCB and she is also a member
of the Windjammers Jazz Ensemble on alto saxophone. She serves
in a vital leadership role in the arts as Executive Director
of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. Jeffery Karlson
was born and raised in Ketchikan, and started playing the trumpet
at the age of ten. He is currently in his third year at Lynn
University's Conservatory of Music, studying trumpet with Marc
Reese. He has recently performed with the Palm Beach Symphony
Orchestra, and will be touring this summer with a professional
brass quintet made up of Interlochen Alumni. Jeffery attended
Ketchikan schools and was very involved in music and the arts
here. He performed with the SE Alaska Honor Band, the Alaska
State Honor Band and played lead in the All-Alaska Jazz Band.
He is a recipient of the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship, which
helped him to attend the Interlochen (Michigan) Arts Camp. Jeffery
was accepted to the Interlochen Arts Academy for his junior and
senior years of high school and graduated with honors.
Sergei Prokofiev composed "Peter and the Wolf" in 1936
at the age of 46. This piece is one of the most ambitious pieces
ever written for children. Prokofiev assigned each character
in his story an instrument and a theme, ingeniously employing
the novelty and sense of humor he so highly prized. Narrator,
Mr. Jim Alguire, is a bass clarinetist in the band, a Board
member of KCCB, and plays baritone saxophone in the Discovery
Inspired by a visit to Arlington National Cemetary, and dedicated
to the memory of fallen soldiers, "Where Valor Proudly Sleeps"
employs two contrasting themes - an original hymn with mixed
trumpet fanfares and muffled drums - and a marching tune entitled,
"Virginia's Bloody Soil". Cannon shots are heard and
the ending closes with "Taps".
"Urban Dances" by Erik Morales is based on today's
popular music, using rhythm as the primary developmental focus.
Mr. Morales cleverly weaves the percussion parts with musical
colors from the rest of the band building toward an exciting
Tickets are FREE to students 18 and under, and others are $10.00
each, and available at McPherson Music, the Arts Council, Parnassus
and from Band members.
On another note, Summer Band
for Youth 6th grade thru 12th grade is being offered from
June 7 to July 30th at McPherson Music. Jazz, Rock and Blues
will be the focus in a Jazz Ensemble setting. 225-3650. A tuition
fee is required.
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