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Luther College Concert Band to perform November 3

Luther College Concert Band to perform November 3

October 24, 2013

Luther College's Concert Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday,Nov. 3, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The Concert Band will perform "Quirk" by Brant Karrick, "First Suite in F" by Thom Ritter George, "Lullaby for Noah" by Joseph Turrin and "Jubilee Overture" by Philip Sparke

Featured on the concert is "La Procession du Rocio," a piece by Joaquin Turina. While studying in Paris early in his career, composer Joaquin Turina was influenced by the impressionistic harmonies of Debussy and Ravel. Once he returned to Spain, Turina also drew inspiration from Spanish folk music with "La Procession du Rocio," which became one of his best-known works. The music portrays a festival and procession that takes place in the Triana neighborhood of Seville, and is filled with wonderful idiomatic Spanish elements.

Created in 1878, the Concert Band is one of the oldest touring organizations in the nation and among the country's outstanding college bands.

Luther's Concert Band has toured throughout the United States, Western Europe and Japan, and has been selected to appear in many state and national music conferences.

The band is under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther director of bands and associate professor of music.

She conducts Concert Band and the Wind and Percussion Ensemble, as well as teaches Introduction to Conducting and Advanced Conducting.

She has been published numerous times in the series "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band," an important resource for educators.

deAlbuquerque holds the bachelor's degree in music education and the master's degree in wind conducting from Michigan State University and the doctoral degree in wind conducting from the University of North Texas.