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Bowdoin College Concert Band

  • 11/18/2012 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium
  • Event Type: Concert

Bowdoin College Concert BandThe Bowdoin College Concert Band, under the direction of John P. Morneau, presents their fall concert, "Celebrations - 25 Years of the Bowdoin College Concert Band." The concert will be highlighted by the world premiere performance of two compositions written in honor of the band's anniversary season: "Scarab Dance," a composition by Francis Kayali (Bowdoin Class of 2001), and "Whale Groove," composed by Bowdoin Professor of Music, Robert Greenlee.

Francis Kayali studied composition with Elliott Schwartz and Robert Greenlee at Bowdoin College, then with Perry Goldstein and Peter Winkler at SUNY - Stony Brook. In 2009, Kayali earned the doctor of musical arts degree in composition at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, where he studied with Frank Ticheli, Tamar Diesendruck, and Donald Crockett.

Robert Greenlee studied organ with Mildred Andrews and Anthony Newman, composition with Michael Hennagin, conducting with Margaret Hillis and Julius Herford, voice with Paul Matthen, and early music with Thomas Binkley. He is the director of the Bowdoin Chamber Choir, and teaches courses in choral and instrumental conducting, choral literature, music theory and history. In addition to choral music he performs drumming and vocal music of Africa, Latin America, and West Asia.

Other program selections will include "Flourish for Wind Band" and "Sea Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams; "Alleluia! Laudamus Te" and "Russian Christmas Music" by Alfred Reed; "The Marbled Midnight Mile" by Steven Bryant; and "The Black Horse Troop March" by John Philip Sousa.

The concert is free and open to the public.