Wyoming Seminary to present “Winter in the U.S.A”

First Posted: 1/11/2014

The Wyoming Seminary Upper School Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will offer popular concert band and jazz band pieces in a free public performance titled “Winter in the U.S.A” Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston.

In a program which highlights connections between composers and lyricists and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Wind Ensemble will offer a performance of John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell March.” Eight members of the Sem Dance Company will perform a dance designed by Sem choreographer Bernardine Vojtko to accompany the march. The ensemble, directed by Anthony J. Kubasek, also will perform a medley of holiday songs such as “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, “Winter Wonderland” and “Frosty the Snow Man,” as well as a transcription of Randall Thompson’s choral piece “Alleluia,” by Lewis Buckley.

The Jazz Band, directed by Jamie Orfanella, will present a variety of well-known classic and contemporary big band jazz works such as Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss Flat,” “Bellavia” by Chuck Mangione, “Blue Rondo ala Turk” by Dave Brubeck and Les Hooper’s “Engine No. 9.”

This concert is part of the 2013-14 Wyoming Seminary performing arts schedule. For more information, call the Communications Office at 570-270-2192.

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