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BC Symphonic Band to Present 'Chimes and Djembes'

10/29/2012

The Bridgewater College Symphonic Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Cole Hall.

The concert, under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo, assistant professor of music, is free and open to the public.

The program includes “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night” by Mark Camphouse. Focusing on Bridgewater College’s Big Question for the 2012-13 academic year, “What is Fair?,” this piece asks the same question. Based on the church hymn “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night,” the work portrays the loneliness, loss of innocence and enduring hope of the survivors of child abuse. It is a musical tribute to survivors as seen through the eyes of a child.

John Mackey’s “Strange Humors” features senior music major Sara Urry from Easton, Md., and Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College, on the djembe. The djembe is a traditional hand drum.

Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava!” is a vaudevillian tune featuring soloist Timothy A. Miller, a sophomore computer science and mathematics double major from Westminster, Md., on trombone. The piece also features a duet between Miranda L. Fitzgerald, a junior music major from Verona, Va., on soprano saxophone and Steven Wolfe, a senior liberal studies major with a minor in music from Smithsburg, Md., on guitar.

The 40-member Symphonic Band also will perform “Dawn of a New Day” by James Swearingen, “Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, “The Chimes of Liberty” by Edwin Franko Goldman and Jack Stamp’s “Past the Equinox.”

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