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King University News :: King University Bands Present "Dance!" April 4 at Paramount in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 27, 2014 - On Friday, April 4, the King University Bands will present a joint concert of the 250 Jazz Ensemble and the King University Symphonic Band at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol. Both are under the direction of Lonny Finley, director of bands and instrumental activities at King.

King’s 250 Jazz Ensemble will begin the evening with music spanning the last 90 years of jazz. Featured selections will be “Stars Fell on Alabama” and “Girl from Ipanema” among others. A special collaboration will include the King University Jazz Choir, under the direction of Shea Clay.

“As is becoming customary, they will be partnering with the ensemble for two numbers”, Finley points out. “The numbers ‘L-O-V-E’ and ‘You’d be so Nice to Come Home To’ were chosen especially for this special collaboration.”

The Symphonic Band will conclude the concert with some staples from the wind band literature. “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Ye Banks and Brae's O' Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger, and “Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F for Military Band” are three well known pieces by three of the most well-known composer’s for the medium. Senior music major Matt Larkin will be featured as student conductor on selections from Clare Grundman’s “Hebrides Suite.”

The concert will be held at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. on historic State Street in downtown Bristol. Admission is $5.00 for the general public and free to students and faculty presenting a King ID.


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