LU musicians prep two April concerts
Lakeland University's music department has a pair of concerts planned this month as students prepare to wrap up the school year.
The LU Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble will give a joint spring concert on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bradley Theatre.
The Jazz Ensemble will provide a high-energy tour of big band jazz from the last 70 years, featuring music by Duke Ellington, Bob Mintzer, Dave Brubeck, Maynard Ferguson and more.
The Symphonic Band's program is entitled "Sabre & Spurs," and will include works by John Phillip Sousa, Bruce Broughton, Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer and James Horner. The group will also feature a new, original work for band by William Ortiz of the Universidad de Puerto Rica-Bayamón. It's a swashbuckling adventure in the Old West.
The spring choir concert, entitled "A Night at the Theater," is set for on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. in the Bradley Theatre.
This concert will include choruses from operas and musicals including "Die Fledermaus," "Nabucco," "The Tender Land," "Les Miserables," "Ragtime," "White Christmas," "Kiss Me Kate" and more. It will feature many student soloists singing arias and solo pieces from operas and musicals to showcase the variety of program opportunities at Lakeland.