Oregon Symphonic Band

Nov 9, 2013, 7:30 PM
Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center (McCready Hall) - 2014 Cedar Street

Under the direction of Pacific University professor Michael Burch-Pesses, the Oregon Symphonic Band opens its 2013-14 season at Pacific.

The Oregon Symphonic Band (OSB) will perform its 2013-14 season-opening concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Pacific University’s McCready Hall, located in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center at 2014 Cedar Street, Forest Grove. 

Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses, OSB conductor and music director, as well as director of bands at Pacific, will lead the band in eight colorful, poignant selections, including the powerful Bridge of the Gods, commissioned by Oregon Symphonic Band to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Composed by James Curnow, one of America’s outstanding band music composers, Bridge of the Gods brings the Klickitat legend to life in music. 

Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $15; students, seniors, and active or retired military $10.

The premier, award-winning Oregon Symphonic Band, formed in 1988, is comprised of 65 brass, wind, and percussion players from the ranks of the region’s finest professional and amateur musicians. Each season’s concert series includes a wide range of music, from marches to jazz; and orchestral transcriptions to Broadway showtunes, to contemporary band literature.

Additional information and a schedule of future performances can be found at osband.org, or by calling the Oregon Symphonic Band message telephone at 503-961-7840.


Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Nov 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM

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