Lehman College Community Band to Present Spring Concert May 20

BRONX, NY—The Lehman College Community Band will give its final performance of the spring season on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. Titled “America’s Pastime,” the concert will feature a mix of popular selections for wind band, including Leonard Bernstein’s ever-popular Overture to Candide, a transcription of J. S. Bach’s monumental work for organ Passacaglia and Fugue in C-minor and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Admission is free and open to the community.

The band will also perform several folksong-themed works, including Shostakovich’s Folk Dances, Percy Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd’s Hey and contemporary composer Jan Van der Roost’s Puzta.

Rounding out the program will be a special guest performance by the winner of the 2012 Jerome Sala Memorial Competition, flutist Christine Dookie from Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, who will perform Twentieth Century composer Charles T. Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Band.

Directed by Prof. Alan Hollander, the Lehman College Community Band includes Lehman students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members.

A senior college of the City University of New York, Lehman is located on Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard West in the northwest Bronx and is accessible by bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines. Parking is available for a $5 fee.

For more information, contact the College’s Music Department at 718-960-8247, music.department@lehman.cuny.edu, or visit www.lehman.cuny.edu/music.


Contact: Yeara Milton/ 718-960-7963/ yeara.milton@lehman.cuny.edu