Department of Music
 

Recital/Performance Program Information


Performance Type: Ensemble
Performance Venue: Center for the Arts Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Performance Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Performance Time: 03:00 PM
Performance Recording ID: 201712101500_43 (more information about this here)
Performer(s) or Ensemble(s): Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band
Instruments/Voice Types: Band
Event Title: "Past and Present"
Ensemble Personnel: SYMPHONY BAND
Chad R. Reep, conductor

FLUTE
Erica O’Donnel
Paige Martin
Logan Epperly
Emma Peiffer
Lexi McCarthy
Lauren Heslop
Sydney Dayyani
Roberto Estrada
Sarah Baldwin
Emily Garbera
Sophie Khan
Kaise Al-natour
Mia Buchsbaum

OBOE
Devin Sohi
Joshua Saville

BASSOON
Anna Karnes

CLARINET
Ashlyn McDonald
Corey Kroboth
Hannah Beard
Kristen Halper
Michael Wills
Cat Lasky
Patrick Rush
Leor Clark
Rhiannon Takemoto-Jennings

BASS CLARINET
Romcholo Macatula
Robert Armstrong

CONTRA-ALTO CLARINET
Nick Williams

ALTO SAXOPHONE
Sasha Rearden
Jack Cumming
Jonathan Kayne
Eric Chang

TENOR SAXOPHONE
Daniel Rico

BARITONE SAXOPHONE
Victoria Schluszas

HORN
Jacob Mitchell
Caden Vandervort

TRUMPET
Sally Owen
Zuri Wong
Maurice L. Jones III
Matthew Foran
Jordan Marshall
Andrew Walker
Levi Butler
Simon Somervill
Brian Ratnasinghe

TROMBONE
Matthew Brockmeyer
Clara Hellersund
Aaron Kwok
Darron Quidilla
Anoo Maskeri
Frank Liu

BASS TROMBONE
Jeff Ritchie

EUPHONIUM
Natasha Chauhan
Chris Mette
Isaac Pollard

TUBA
Murphy Liang
Bryan Anthony

PERCUSSION
Kevyn de Zavala
Jack Scheibe
Matthew Shay
Alex Springer

WIND ENSEMBLE
Jonathan Caldwell, Conductor


FLUTE
** Haley Blevins
Katie Crawford
Anne Kelly Newman
Jillian Schmitz

OBOE
Caecilia Armstrong
** Stefan Povolny
Jordan Thompson

CLARINET
Robert Armstrong
Seth Boyd
Sarah Clark
** Cassandra Hanson
Anthony Hodge
Sarah Naugle
Benjamin Orlando
Gabriel Wise

BASSOON
Sarah Karalus
** Locke Meriwether
Delaney Snead

SAXOPHONE
Andrew Bender
Spencer Bess
** Trevor McMillan
Dylan Wimer

TRUMPET
** Elizabeth Kania
Nicholas Meredith
Matthew Messick
Chris Thomas
Julian Thomas

HORN
** Rachel Abbott
Rachael Glasgow
Reagan Snead
Mary Catherine Stegall

TROMBONE
Ian Lettau
** Joseph Tolley

BASS TROMBONE
Benjamin McDonald

EUPHONIUM
Duncan Elston
** Logan Rice

TUBA
Nabra Asgedom
** Connor Murphy

PERCUSSION
Steven Arnold
Chris Hochella
Jesse Hughes
** Laura Moniuszko
Joshua Morrison
Denver Nuckolls
Jennifer Webbert

PIANO
Joseph Hart

DOUBLE BASS
Joshua Gebhard

ELECTRONICA
Ezra Clark


All personnel are listed alphabetically.
Principals (**) are indicated.
Artist Profile Text:

DAVID MCKEE is in his thirty-second year at Virginia Tech, where he serves as director of The Marching Virginians. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, he received his B.M.E. from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in 1976 and his M.A.Ed. from Virginia Tech in 1986.

 

Under his direction, The Marching Virginians have performed throughout the nation for football games, parades and other activities, sharing performances with bands from the University of Texas, Florida State University, and most recently with the University of Arkansas Marching Band at the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to a demanding schedule of performances throughout the football season, The Marching Virginians are the model of Ut Prosim serving the university community through twenty “Hokies for the Hungry” canned food drives, two collaborative hurricane relief trips to New Orleans with the YMCA Student Programs at Virginia Tech, and many performances and presentations for public school students in the region. In the spring of 2009, the Marching Virginians partnered with Community Housing Partners to build a home in honor of Ryan “Stack” Clark, a band member and victim of the 2007 campus shooting.

 

In addition to directing The Marching Virginians, McKee teaches aural skills and conducts the Symphony Band during the spring semester. He is an active guest conductor, clinician, and advocate for music education in the public schools. McKee is the recipient of the Shenandoah University 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award for Lifetime Achievement. At the 2007 Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, he served as a percussionist, orator, and conductor within the span of forty-eight hours. In 2005, McKee received a Certificate of Teaching Excellence by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. He is a member of the ACC Band Directors Association, past-president of the Big East Band Directors Association, and has served on the Athletic Band Advisory Committee of the College Band Directors National Association.

Additional Program Notes:

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.”

- Søren Kierkegaard

 

All of us are inescapably tethered to our past and traditions. Musicians are no exception—music is an aural tradition with skills and knowledge passed down through generations of teachers and students. You can see this in every musician’s biography, which inevitably includes a laundry list of every teacher with whom they studied! But, while life can only be understood backwards, it must be lived forwards.

 

This afternoon’s concert presents a two-sided view of band repertoire: where we’ve been and where we’re headed. The Symphony Band opens with two arrangements of musical classics (Saint-Saëns’ Pas Redoublé and Bernstein’s West Side Story) juxtaposed against the music of contemporary composers Mark Camphouse and Frank Ticheli. The Wind Ensemble begins the second half with three pieces written in the last decade to illustrate where band repertoire is headed: David Biedenbender’s Stomp, Christopher Stark’s Augenblick, and a world première of Nick Omiccioli’s the field well. The military band, an important aspect of the band musical tradition, ends the Wind Ensemble’s second half: Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F for Military Band from 1911 and Sergey Prokofiev’s March, op. 99 from 1944.

 

The highlight of the program is Tōru Takemitsu’s Concerto de chambre for thirteen winds from 1955. This is Takemitsu’s only piece for mixed chamber winds, but until recently was considered lost. This will be the first time the piece has ever been performed outside Japan. Takemitsu represents both the band’s past and future: a piece that is sixty-two years old and has yet to be discovered.




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Work Conductor: Chad R. Reep