December 5, 2017 7:00 pm
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$5 general admission.
FREE for Pierce students with I.D.

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Variations on America

Our program showcases composers who cast American patriotic and folk music in creative variations for the wind ensemble. The concerts are proud representations of American music and exploratory in style.

Along with the Concert Band, there will be performances by: 

  • Pre-concert holiday music by the Pierce College Flute Ensemble
  • Opening acts: The Pierce College Trombone Ensemble will open the concert, followed by the newly formed Pierce College Chamber Winds, performing music by Beethoven, Wagner, and Gounod. 

The Pierce College Concert Band will perform:

  • Divertimento by Vincent Persichetti 
  • The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa
  • After the Thunderer by Ira Hearshen 
  • American Salute by Morton Gould
  • Variations on America by Charles Ives
  • An American Elegy by Frank Ticheli
  • Old Home Days by Charles Ives
Campus Location: 
Arts and Allied Health
Room Number: 
Oscar Thorp
Event Contact Name: 
Music Department
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