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Music

March 1, 2014 | 7:30P

Wind Ensemble program

Equus (2000) -- Eric Whitacre

Shadow Falls (2013) -- Julie Giroux

Endurance (1993) -- Timothy Mahr

Fantasia for Alto Saxophone (1983) -- Claude T. Smith

feat. Saishiro Masumoto, Saxophone

Tight Squeeze (2013) -- Alex Shapiro

For Concert Wind Band and Pre-recorded Soundscape

Star-Crossed (2013) -- Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Visual Art by Erik Evensen

 

Ken Narducci, Director of Wind and Percussion Studies

Ken Narducci joined the La Sierra University music faculty in 2006 as Director of Wind and Percussion Studies.  In addition to directing the Wind Ensemble and Big Band, he teaches courses in conducting and theory, and coaches brass and woodwind chamber groups. Graduating with a BMus in trumpet performance from Pacific Union College in 1980, he went on to the University of Oregon on a graduate teaching fellowship.  There he played with the faculty brass quintet, wind ensemble and orchestra, taught undergraduate trumpet majors and brass methods courses, but gradually shifted emphasis to music theory and literature, earning a DMA in Music Theory in 1989.  Beginning in 1982, he taught at Pacific Union College for 25 years, and was recognized with the local and national Zapara Excellence in Teaching Awards in the humanities in 1990, and the Pacific Union College Educator of the Year award in 1995.  He played trumpet regularly with the Napa Valley Symphony, but has more recently pursued the horn where and currently plays with the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony and LSU ensembles/brass quintet. He is married to Julie, an elementary music education specialist and fellow Zapara recipient, and who is La Sierra University’s Director of Alumni Relations.

2014-2015 Concert Season

FEBRUARY 28, 2015

LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY BIG BAND CONCERT

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 7P | FREE

 

MARCH 01, 2015

PROMISING YOUNG ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP RECITAL

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 6:30P | FREE

 

MARCH 03, 2015

CHAMBER RECITAL SERIES:

Marek Szpiewicz, cello | Jiayi Shi, piano

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 5P

$15 General | $10 Seniors | $5 Students

 

MARCH 03, 2015

WIND & PERCUSSION STUDENT RECITAL

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 7P | FREE

 

MARCH 05, 2015

OPERA PRESENTS: GIANNI SCHICCHI | NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 7P | $15 General | $10 Seniors | $5 Students

 

MARCH 06, 2015

MASTERCLASS SERIES: Catherine Kautsky, piano

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 2P | FREE

 

MARCH 07, 2015

OPERA PRESENTS: GIANNI SCHICCHI | NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 7P | $15 General | $10 Seniors | $5 Students

 

MARCH 08, 2015

OPERA PRESENTS: GIANNI SCHICCHI | NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 3P | $15 General | $10 Seniors | $5 Students

 

MARCH 09, 2015

CHAMBER RECITAL SERIES: USC String Faculty

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 7P | FREE

 

MARCH 11, 2015

STUDENT CHAMBER RECITAL

HOLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM | 7P | FREE