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 Friday, May 2, at the university.

Under the direction of conductor Anita Jerosch, the program will include marches by Percy Grainger and R.B. Hall, the movement “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s “Planets” and highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” Also on the program is the Dixieland standard “Tuba Tiger Rag” arranged by Luther Henderson, featuring Ron Small on the tuba.

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, and has performed at both inaugural balls for President Clinton.

Jerosch and UMF Community Orchestra conductor Trond Saeverud recently collaborated in violin/trombone duos for the Michael D. Wilson Symposium Arts Night at the university.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium.

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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