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The Lakeland College Concert Band will present a Wisconsin premier at its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Bradley Theatre on the Lakeland campus.
The program will include music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa, David Maslanka, Kevin Walczyk and Dmitri Shostakovich. Admission is free.
The featured soloist with the concert band will be Arthur Johnson, piano faculty member at Lakeland. Johnson will give the Wisconsin premier of David Maslanka's "Concerto No. 2 for Piano, Winds, and Percussion." The concerto is programmatic in nature and presents an array of novel imagery including Bugs Bunny, St. Francis and Groucho Marx.
The concert band will also perform Sousa's "King Cotton March," written during the summer of 1895 for the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta. The march was (and is) a rousing success.
Also on the program are Shostakovich's "Folk Dances," the Overture "Il Re Pastore" of Mozart, Kevin Walczyk's "Children's Folk Song Suite" and Percy Grainger's "Ye Banks and Braes O' Bonnie Doon."
"At Lakeland College, talented students and select community members work to perform great band repertoire on a regular basis," said Russell Pettitt, instructor of music and director of bands. "We are excited to feature Dr. Johnson and present an outstanding concert."