Lehman College Community Band to Present Spring Concert May 19

daffodilBRONX, NY—The Lehman College Community Band will give its final performance of the spring season on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

Titled “Summer’s Coming,” the concert will feature a mix of popular selections for wind band the entire family can enjoy, including Aaron Copland’s ever popular “Buckaroo Holiday” from Rodeo, Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets, and a beautiful arrangement of Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria, sung by guest vocalist, baritone Darian Worrell.

The band will also perform a folksong-themed work, entitled American Hymnsong Suite by Dwayne S. Milburn, Ricard Wagner’s lush “Prelude” from Die Miestersinger, and a stately Norwegian march by Johannes Hanssen, entitled Valdres.

Rounding out the program will be a special guest performance by the winner of the 2013 Jerome Sala Memorial Competition, trumpeter Frank Gyeabour from Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, who will perform Alexander Arutiunian’s dramatic Trumpet Concerto.

Directed by Professor 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 at Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard in the northwest Bronx and is accessible by bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines. Attended parking is also available for a $5 fee.

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

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