News Release - February 15, 2012

Musical Wildflowers, Parisian Sketches Highlight Symphonic Winds Concert

Revel in the boisterous ballads and rambunctious rhapsodies of Lincolnshire Posy, Percy Grainger's monumental setting of British folksongs for wind band.

Andy Collinsworth and the Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Lincolnshire Posy on March 8 as they launch their tour to Northern California with a 7:30 p.m. concert in Warren Auditorium.

The program will include:

· Lincolnshire Posy, in six movements: Lisbon; Horkstow Grange; Rufford Park Poachers; The Brisk Young Sailor; Lord Melbourne; The Lost Lady Found.

· The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre, based on Rudyard Kipling'sThe White Seal.

· Martin Ellerby's Paris Sketches, paying homage to neighborhoods in Paris and the composers - Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie and Hector Berlioz - who lived, worked, or passed through them.

·John Mackey's playful percussion feature, Foundry. The composer writes: "Percussionists have the ability to make just about anything into an instrument. Snare drums and bass drums are great, but why not write a whole piece featuring non-traditional percussion - things like salad bowls, mixing bowls, and piles of wood?"

· March from John Williams' film score to Raiders of the Lost Ark - commonly known as the Indiana Jones theme.

· The Chamber Winds Ensemble will open the program with the elegant ballet suite, Le Bal de Beatrice d'Este by Venezuelan-born composer Reynaldo Hahn. Uniquely scored for a small ensemble of woodwinds, brass, piano and two harps, the work is comprised of seven short movements.

Tickets are $8-$12 and free to all students with ID. Call the box office at 707-664-2353 or purchase tickets online

Most performances take place in Room 1028 of the music education building next to the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, as well as in Warren Auditorium (jazz), Evert B. Person Theatre (Oklahoma! and Joe Alessi) and The Glaser Center (choral) at 547 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.

The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center is located at the north entrance to campus, off Rohnert Park Expressway and just west of Petaluma Hill Road. Parking is available in Lots O and L. Use Parking Lot L for events in GMC 1028 and 1029.

For events in Warren Auditorium or Evert B. Person Theatre, enter campus from East Cotati Ave., turn right at the stop sign, then left into Parking Lot E.

Parking is $2.50 weekdays and free on weekends. See a campus map

Media Contact:

Ruth E. Wilson
Lecturer in Horn
Music Department Publicity
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928