Performance will feature turn-of-century compositions A "Turn of the Century Concert" will be performed by the USD Symphonic Band and the University Choir as the conclusion of the College of Fine Arts Spring Showcase on Saturday, May 5.
The concert will be held in Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts with a 7:30 p.m. curtain time.
The University Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sue Ann Stutheit, will open the concert with a program of American choral works including performances of Alleluia by Randall Thompson, All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord! by Rene' Clasen, and God Bless America by Irving Berlin.
The second half of the program will feature works often performed by the early town bands throughout American during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The USD Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Lawrence L. Mitchell, will present a program of solos, marches, and overtures including: Light Cavalry by von Suppe', The Lost Chord by Sullivan, Selections of Melodies by Grieg, and the Whip and Spur Galop by Allen.
Jeff Robialliard from Waseca, MN, will be featured as a tuba soloist performing Carnival of Venice by H.L. Clark. Trumpeters Tiffany Block from Canton, Lance Kisor from Sioux City, IA, and Bill Wirtanen from Spirit Lake, IA, will perform the trumpet trio Triad by J.J. Richards.
Jennifer Ackerman from Akron, IA, and Abby Karpen from Jefferson, will be featured trumpet and euphonium soloists in the performance of The Lost Chord.
The program is open to the university community, parents and friends of the music students, and the general public at no admission charge. Please note the 7:30 p.m. concert time.