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Wind Ensemble Performance: Precision and Pandemonium

Pre-Concert Talk with Carter Pann, Composer

7:30 pm
Kimball Recital Hall
1113 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: KRH
Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
The second concert of the Wind Ensemble’s 2018-2019 season celebrates the works of Carter Pann who will be in residence at the Glenn Korff School of Music the first week of December. Pann’s compositions have been heralded for “a rhythmic interplay of precision and messiness that is by turns bubbly, pulsing, dreamy and nostalgic.” The initial division suggested by this compelling range of characters merged with impressions of the composer’s home in Boulder, Colorado to evoke Larry Tuttle’s spirited Across the Divide as the overture for the evening. Providing further counterpoint to Pann’s works will be Cindy McTee’s California Counterpoint: The Twittering Machine inspired by the eponymous painting of Paul Klee. Pann’s evocative and ephemeral The Three Embraces and aptly named Floyd’s Fantastic Five-Alarm Foxy Frolic will frame his Symphony for Winds: My Brother’s Brain. This dense and deeply personal “triptych of sound paintings” explores the precision of a young inventor’s mind, the pandemonium of mental and emotional struggles, and ultimately the love between siblings.

The Wind Ensemble is the university’s premiere concert band. Its select mission is to provide instrumentalists of advanced technical proficiency a pre-professional ensemble experience. With an emphasis on contemporary American compositions, the Wind Ensemble’s repertoire reflects the most recent technical and textural innovations, as well as the rich tradition of wind and percussion music extending back to the Renaissance.

Carter Pann Residency Pre-Concert Talk
Wednesday, December 5 – 6:30pm
Lower Lobby, Kimball Recital Hall

Participants: Dr. Carter Pann, Dr. Carolyn Barber, Dr. Gregory Simon

Description: Profs. Barber and Simon will lead a discussion with visiting composer Carter Pann of his compositions, his artistic philosophy, and his approach to writing music. Prof. Pann will discuss his biography and provide insight into the works to be performed by the wind ensemble later that evening. There will be opportunity for questions from audience members and a brief meet-and-greet with Prof. Pann.

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Additional Public Info:
General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3

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