Grid of symphonic band performers

The Pacific University Symphonic Band will debut a virtual new year’s concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, on the university’s YouTube channel.

The 54 student band members have submitted recordings that have been mixed and mastered to create a high-end virtual concert. The seven performance pieces were selected to celebrate a new year. They include:

  • The prelude to the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, performed by the woodwind choir
  • It Don't Mean a Thing by Duke Ellington, performed by the saxophone ensemble
  • The folk hymn When I Can Read My Title Clear, performed by the brass choir
  • Playing With Fire by John Luther Adams, performed by the percussion ensemble
  • Trois Pièces Brèves, I. Allegro by Jacques Ibert
  • Presto Scherzando by Haydn, performed by the woodwind choir
  • Amparito Roca, performed by the full band

Watch the concert as it debuts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 on the university's YouTube channel, or at your convenience following its debut. Want to be the first to see it? Subscribe now at