Date: April 5, 1999
Contact: Barbara Russo
The Colby Wind Ensemble will perform its spring concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, and the Colby Jazz Ensemble will present "Coloring Jazz" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. Eric Thomas will direct both concerts in Colby's Lorimer Chapel. They are part of the Music at Colby Concert Series and are free of charge.
On April 10, the Colby Wind Ensemble will perform Tchaikovsky's romantic Fourth Symphony and Mozart's beautiful Third Horn Concerto, featuring local high school sensation Caitlin Ramsey. Also in the program are Nelhybel's Antiphonale, John William's The Dance of the Witches from "The Witches of Eastwick" and the inspirational Olympic Fanfare and Theme. A Sousa march and original compositions by director Eric Thomas also will be featured.
On April 17, the Colby Jazz Ensemble's "Coloring Jazz" concert will celebrate the lively art form with a mix of hot tunes. Featured will be arrangements of the Flintstones and Charlie Mingus' If Charlie Parker were a Gun Slinger, There'd Be a Lot of Dead Imitators. The band will move from boogie and blues to swing, bop, Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Works from Boo Boo's Funkadelic Lounge, Mira Mira, Blues and the Abstract Truth and The Funky Cha Cha will be performed.