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SPA & CCA Pre-performance lecture: Philip Edelman on the Combined Band Concert*
April 27 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
The SPA & CCA pre-performance talk will be given by Philip Edelman, assistant professor of music education and the concert band director. During the talk, he will familiarize the audience with the historical, social, and musical contexts surrounding An American Elegy and Grant them Eternal Rest, two pieces which will be performed by the University of Maine Concert Band. Further, Dr. Roy Magnuson, composition professor at Illinois State University will provide special insight into his piece Houseplants in Terra Cotta Pots which will be performed by the University of Maine Symphonic Band. Finally, Dr. Jack Burt, professor of trumpet at the University of Maine will offer his insights into Arutunian’s trumpet concerto. This concerto will be performed by Kyle Goupille, senior music education major and winner of the University of Maine Symphonic Band concerto competition. The pre-concert talk is free and open to the public.