UCLA Wind Ensemble: Mostly British

06 November 2017 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA, Los Angeles, California, United States
Category: Department of Music

UCLA Wind Ensemble: Mostly British

Monday, November 6, 2017
8:00 PM
Schoenberg Hall
Free Admission

The UCLA Wind Ensemble 2017–18 season begins with a program featuring music by composers who have lived and worked in England over the past century.

The concert opens with Liverpool-born and London-based composer Kenneth Hesketh’s "Masque," a colorful scherzo that illustrates a wild masquerade ball.

Though he was born in Australia and died an American citizen, Percy Aldridge Grainger spent more than a decade in London and became a leading collector and arranger of British folk music. His "Irish Tune from County Derry" remains the most famous concert setting of what many know as “Danny Boy,” and his "Children’s March" is an inventive original work for band.

The centerpiece of the program is Gustav Holst’s "Hammersmith Prelude and Scherzo," a professional-level work by the master British composer based on the eponymous district of London and the river Thames flowing through it. Philip Sparke’s virtuosic "Celebration," commissioned by the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, brings the concert to a lively close.

This concert was made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. The school is proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2017-18 Dobrow Series.

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