Concert 2: 2018 Nuturing

The second concert is shared with a school with a strong band program. We want to encourage their young musicians.

Date: Sunday 4.00pm 27th May 2018

Venue Miriam Theatre, Our Lady Sion College, 1065 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.

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Program of works being performed:

  • OLSC Senior Concert Band, conductor James Le Fevre
    • Asian Folk Rhapsody – Richard Saucedo
    • Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla
    • Letter from Sado – Jodie Blackshaw click here for more information about Sado from her website
    • Marche Diabolique – Brian Balmages
    • Nurture – Edward Fairlie click here for a link to recordings on Ed Fairlie’s website.
  • Combined items
    • Streets of Forbes – David Jones conducted by Roland Yeung
    • Lion King Broadway Selections – Arr. Jay Bocook conducted by James Le Fevre
  • The Grainger Wind Symphony conducted by John Davis click here for more information about John
    • The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre click here for the lyrics of the song. click here for Classic FM’s “Just how did Deal Lullaby come about…?”
    • Postcard by Frank Ticheli click here for information about this work
      • Program Notes POSTCARD was commissioned by my friend, colleague, and former mentor, H. Robert Reynolds, in memory of his mother, Ethel Virginia Curry. He requested that I compose not an elegy commemorating her death, but a short energetic piece celebrating her life. In response, I have composed this brief “postcard” as a musical reflection of her character — vibrant, whimsical, succinct.It is cast in an ABA’ form. The primary theme, first heard in the flute and clarinet and used in the outer sections, is a palindrome — that is, it sounds the same played forwards or backwards. This theme honors a long-standing tradition in the Reynolds family of giving palindromic names (such as Hannah and Anna) to their children. H. Robert Reynolds’ first name is Harrah. The theme’s symmetry is often broken, sometimes being elongated, other times being abruptly cut off by unexpected events.The B section is based on a five-note series derived from the name Ethel: E (E natural) T (te in the solfeggio system, B flat) H (in the German system, B natural) E (E-flat this time) L (la in the solfeggio system, A natural). The development of this motive can be likened to a journey through a series of constantly changing landscapes.The A’ section is articulated by the return of the main melody. This section is not identical to the A section, but is close enough in spirit to it to give the effect of a large-scale palindrome surrounding the smaller ones.POSTCARD was completed in the summer of 1991. Its first performance was on April 17, 1992, at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, by the University of Michigan Symphony Band conducted by H. Robert Reynolds. Notes by Frank Ticheli.
    • Molly On The Shore by Percy Grainger click here for information on Andy Peace’s website about Molly and Grainger
    • Sunrise Impression by Jan De Haan
      • This evocative concert piece begins with a dreamy introduction in which we here the firt theme. The musical tension is gradually increased in the Grandioso with a new forceful theme being heard. These ever present two themes are further developed with the introduction of striking rhythmic patters bringing the work to a climax.
    • Aladdin Suite by Carl Neilsen arr De Meij click here for information about the suite on Wikipedia
    • Le Mezquita de Cardoba by Julie Giroux click here to go to Julie Giroux’s website
      • Program Note

In 169 B. C. the Romans founded Córdoba, Spain. After the fall of Rome, it existed under the rule of the Visigoths and became the capital of Al Andalus, Muslim Spain, in 716. When the Moors conquered Córdoba, they found a Visigoth cathedral, promptly pulled it down and built a mosque complex, the wall of which enclosed about four acres. Over the centuries, the Moors roofed over and developed more and more within this complex. Muslim, Christian, and Jewish faiths alike were practiced within its walls, an unprecedented feat that would be unheard of today. When the Christians reconquered Córdoba in 1236, the new rulers were so awed by its beauty that they left it standing, building their cathedral in the midst of its rows of arches and columns. Thus it is preserved today, fondly referred to in Spain as “La Grand Mezquita.” Julie Giroux’s La Mezquita de Córdoba opens with the destruction of the original Christian church in 716 A.D. and proceeds as a musical celebration of its multi-cultural, religious and artistic accomplishments. (Source: published score)