UMF Concert Band will play April 15

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FARMINGTON — The UMF Concert Band, made up of University of Maine at Farmington students, community members and local high school students, will present its spring concert Thursday, April 15, in Nordica Auditorium.

Directed by Anita Jerosch, UMF band director, the spring concert will take listeners on a journey from Austria to Korea to England through music. The performance will open with the “Tritsch-Tratsch Polka,” by Johann Strauss II, to be followed by “Benguine for Flutes,” by Eric Osterling and “Ashokan Farewell,” by Jay Ungar. The band’s percussion section will be featured in John Barnes Chances’ “Variations on a Korean Folk Song.”

 The UMF Honors Saxophone Coeurtet will open the second half of the program to be followed by “It’s a Small World,” by Robert Sherman, “Nimrod,” by Edward Elgar, and “Second Suite in F for Military Band,” by Gustav Holst. The concert will feature UMF graduating senior Michelle Michaud as soloist on flute.

 Jerosch, a versatile bass trombonist and euphonium player, is a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and directs the Edith Jones Project, a modern, big band jazz group. She has performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Maine State Music Theater and has played for Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Barry Manilow and The Manhattan Transfer. She also performed at both inaugural balls for President Clinton.

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 The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors. They will be available at the door. For more information, call 778-7072.

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