Wind Ensemble & Big Band “Symphonies and Suites”


Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)


A dual concert by UCSC's dynamic Wind Ensemble and the UCSC Big Band. Directed by Dr. Robert Kleven.


The Wind Ensemble will perform:
Alexander Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto (arr. by Guy Duker for Wind Band)

Featuring a special guest performance by UCSC Trumpet Instructor Richard Roper

Based on Armenian motifs and folk tunes, the Trumpet Concerto was written in 1950 and is the most widely performed of Arutiunian's works

West Point Symphony by Morton Gould

An original work for wind band composed in 1952 and premiered by the United States Military Band that same year.


Symphonic Songs for Band by Robert Russell Bennett

written in 1957 was the second major work written specifically for wind band.


The UCSC Big Band will perform:
"Kansas City Suite"

the historical ten-movement work composed and arranged for the Count Basie Orchestra by the legendary Benny Carter


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Doors open at 7:00 pm
Concert starts at 7:30 pm
General seating.
$10 general
$8 seniors (62+)
$6 youth and students w/ ID

Tickets on sale at and at the UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) and the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260)