Concordia University Wisconsin’s annual Instrumental Weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, will feature well-known selections under the theme, Something Old, Something New.
On Friday, the University Band, directed by Mrs. Johanna Anderson, will play a Lion King medley, along with selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Alfred Reed. The 14-member Jazz Ensemble, directed by longtime Music Department Chairman Dr. Louis A. Menchaca, will present Brass Roots, first made popular by Tonight Show trumpeter Doc Severinsen back in the 1970’s.
Admission to each 7:30 p.m. concert in the Chapel of the Christ Triumphant on the university’s main campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, is $8 for adults, with those 17 and under admitted free,
On Saturday, Menchaca’s 50-member Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform selections by Timothy Mahr, John Mackey and Alfred Reed. “It’s always extremely satisfying teaching the great works of the classical repertoire to the current generation of musicians,” said Menchaca. The Chamber Orchestra will present Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from the Planet, featuring CUW alumnus Dr. Christopher Canapa in Lars-Erik Larson’s Concertino for Trombone and Strings.
For further information, please visit www.cuw.edu/music or call 262-243-4405.