COE COLLEGE FESTIVAL OF BANDS


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The Coe College Bands and the Coe College Sesquicentennial Committee Present the

Coe College Fall Festival of Bands 2001

Sesquicentennial Celebration Concert

Coming Home:

Music of Iowa Composers

November 10, 2001, 8:00 p.m.

Sinclair Auditorium

Michael Daugherty, Guest Conductor

Supported by grants from Friends of Music at Coe,

with additional support from Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity, and the Coe College Sesquicentennial Committee

 

 

THE COE COLLEGE CONCERT BAND
William S. Carson, Conductor

Salute to America (National Anthem)
Traditional, arr. William Carson (b. 1956)

Fanfare for Coe from One by One
Jerry Owen (b. 1944)
Brass and Percussion Ensemble
**World Premiere**

Symphony No. 5, "From the New World"
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), arr. V. F. Safranek (1867-1955)
 II. Largo ("Going Home")

Diamond Jubilee Karl King (1891-1971)

Danza Final from Estancia
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), arr. David John

INTERMISSION

Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. Roland Moehlmann (1907-1972)
dedicated, by the composer, to Ms. Alice Inskeep

Desi
Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)
Wind Ensemble
Michael Daugherty, Guest Conductor

Niagara Falls
Michael Daugherty
Michael Daugherty, Guest Conductor
 About the Guest Composer/Conductor

 Michael Daugherty is one of the most performed and commissioned American composers of his generation. He has created a niche in the music world that is uniquely his own, composing concert music inspired by contemporary American popular culture. Daugherty came to international attention when his Metropolis Symphony (1988-93), a tribute to the Superman comics, was performed in 1995 at Carnegie Hall by conductor David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and subsequently recorded for Argo/Decca. Other large orchestral works include UFO (1999), a percussion concerto commissioned and premiered by Evelyn Glennie and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Daugherty's second symphony, MotorCity Triptych (2000), was commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with conductor Neeme Jarvi. Philadelphia Stories (2001), Daugherty's third symphony, was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra.  The world premiere will take place November 15, 2001 with that orchestra conducted by David Zinman at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Daugherty's chamber music is widely performed as well, and has been recorded for Argo/Decca on the CD American Icons. His string quartets include Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover (1992) and Elvis Everywhere (1993), both performed on world tours and recorded on Nonesuch by the Kronos Quartet. His opera Jackie O (1997) has been produced in America, Canada, France, and Sweden and recorded by Argo/Decca. Daugherty has also composed numerous works for wind ensemble, recently recorded by Klavier on a disk titled UFO: The Music of Michael Daugherty.

Born in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Michael Daugherty is the son of Willis Daugherty (b. 1929) and Evelyn Daugherty (1927-1974). Willis, who is still active as dance band drummer in the area, grew up on a farm in Vinton, Iowa and served in Korea as a Marine sergeant in the Korean War (1951-52). After the war, he moved to Cedar Rapids and sold new and used cars at Rapids Chevrolet (1955-60).  After managing the Craemar Lindale department store (1960-65), Willis was manager of the Seiferts downtown specialty clothing store from 1965 until his retirement in 1992.

Evelyn Daugherty grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and Hartley, Iowa.  She met Willis in 1952 when she was teaching physical education/modern dance at the high school in Vinton, Iowa. She continued teaching in Cedar Rapids-- first at Monroe Elementary School and then at Franklin Junior High School--until her death of cancer in 1974. A singer and dancer, in the 1960s she appeared in Cedar Rapids productions of the "Follies", and as Madame Butterfly in the Cedar Rapids Community Theatre production of "Gypsy".  Michael is the oldest of five brothers, all professional musicians: Pat is a composer/pianist/actor in New York, Tim is an jazz pianist/educator living in Cedar Rapids, Matt is a middle school band director in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tom lives in Los Angeles where he is a recording engineer working with such rap artists as Doctor Dre and Snoop Dog.  Growing up in Cedar Rapids at 1547 Fifth Avenue SE  (1960-1978), all the Daugherty brothers went to Buchanan Elementary School, McKinley Junior High School, and Washington High School, and attended St. Paul's Methodist Church.  The Daugherty brothers had many bands together in Cedar Rapids such as the "Soul Company" (1969-72).

Michael Daugherty studied music composition at North Texas State University (1972-76) and Manhattan School of Music (1976-78), and computer music at Pierre Boulez's IRCAM in Paris (1979-80).  Daugherty received his doctorate in composition from Yale University in 1986. During this time he also collaborated with jazz arranger Gil Evans in New York, and pursued further studies with composer Gyorgy Ligeti in Hamburg, Germany (1982-84). After teaching music composition for several years at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Daugherty joined the School of Music at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1991, where he is currently Professor of Composition. In 1999 he began a four-year tenure as composer-in-residence with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Future commissions include a violin concerto for Pamela Frank and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a new work for three conductors and orchestra for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and an octet for the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.

Daugherty has received numerous awards for his music, including the Stoeger Prize from Lincoln Center, recognition from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. His music is published exclusively by Peermusic Classical, New York, and represented in Europe by Faber Music, London.

http://michaeldaugherty.net   http://www.peermusic.com/classical
http://www.fabermusic.com
http://www.music.umich.edu/faculty/daugherty.michael.html


  Coe College Concert Band
William S. Carson, conductor

 Flute and Piccolo
*Brooke Lyons - Sisters, OR
Janna Barron - Broken Arrow, OK
Jessica Dawson - Cedar Rapids, IA
Emily Lawson – Red Oak, IA
Lyndee Perrine - Keokuk, IA
Andrea Plotz - Cedar Rapids, IA
Sarah Poole – LaGrand, OR
*Jill Rabe - Ottumwa, IA
Megan Bottinelli -  Morrison, CO
Heidi Buhr - Fairbault, MN
Kristy Goodfellow - Miles, IA
Allison Long - Nora Springs, IA
Ann Perry-Grimm - Hiawatha, IA
Jessica Stansberry - Walker, IA

Oboe
*Jessica Williams - Colorado Springs, CO
Alberto Grossi – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
*Sharon Nichols - Dubuque, IA
Marie Compton - Anoka, MN

Eb Clarinet
Lindsay Niedergeses - Sioux City, IA

Clarinet
*Carolyn Fattig - Chelsea, IA
*Karen Skalsky - Cedar Rapids, IA
Heather Baxter  -  Walford, IA
Pam Patrick - Cedar Rapids, IA
Beth Sheldon  - Anamosa, IA
*Amy Nachazel - Traer, IA
Jennifer Brown - Davenport, IA
Andrea Mc Robbie - Denver, CO
Donielle Reed - Washington, IA
*Sarah Poole - Keosauqua, IA
Serena Beetner - Aplington, IA
Sara Davenport - Clearfield, IA
Judy Huxford - Marengo, IA
Cynthia Preston - Ringsted, IA
Kristie Workman - Fulton, IL

Alto Clarinet
Kevin Arnold - Cedar Rapids, IA

Bass Clarinet
*Heidi Haney - Cedar Rapids, IA
Elizabeth Bradford - Carpentersville, IL
Jackie Garifo - Oglesby, IL
Amanda Herrick - Keokuk, IA
Amy Hohensee - Hiawatha, IA

Contrabass Clarinet
Benjamin Elliott - Malta, IL

Alto Sax
*Angela Jones - Danville, IA
Justin Adams - Toledo, IA
Daniel Parks - Marion, IA
*Emily Sellers - Apple Valley, MN
Jennifer Ledger - Eldora, IA
Kimberly Schnurr - Chaska, MN

Tenor Sax
*Jake Zhorne - Tama, IA
Andrea Furlong - Wapello, IA
Mark Taylor - Manchester, IA

Baritone Saxophone
*Kathleen Chalupa - Washington, IA
Bradley Yotty - Kalona, IA

Bassoon
*Jennie White - Marion, IA
Nicole Arp - Eldridge, IA
Carmen Borchardt – Coralville, IA
Katrina Schultz - Postville, IA
Kimberley Miller - Fort Worth, TX

Trumpet
*Sarah Kleinsteiber - Watertown, WI
Gary Huxford - Marengo, IA
Michelle Konrad - Cedarburg, WI
*Shara Stough - Mc Gregor, IA
Chad Allard - Marengo, IA
Mark Hansen - Council Bluffs, IA
*Jane Lehmann - Epworth, IA
Phillip Engen - Aurora, IL
Heather Friberg - Florence, WI
Fred Simshauser, Jr. - Florissant, MO
Jared Wacker – Anamosa, IA
*Chuck Dlask - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dana Lede - Des Moines, WA

Horn
*Brandon Perrine - Keokuk, IA
*Jeff Shelley - Portland, OR
Kirstin Gunnison - Mediapolis, IA
Beth Fay - Cedar Rapids, IA
Margaret Abbott - Eldridge, IA
Tim Hicks - Cedar Rapids, IA
Heather Edvenson - Kentwood, MI

Trombone
*Darbie Little - Davenport, IA
Alinda Buckingham - Rapid City, SD
Benjamin Work – Marion, IA
*Anthony Moeller – Salem, IA
Teresa Ford - Randolph, IA
Melissa Nystedt - Woodridge, IL
Emily Peine - Hastings, MN
*Dana Miller - Annandale, MN
Jenniffer Dickens - Cedar Rapids, IA
Travis Shepard - Independence, IA

Euphonium
Chester Ehrenberger - Cedar Rapids, IA
Mary Lou Pazour - Marion, IA
Renee Smithback - New London, WI

Tuba
*Claire Sievers - Davenport, IA
Scott Haney - Cedar Rapids, IA
Brad Wolter - Cedar Rapids, IA

String Bass
Richard Wagor – Iowa City, IA
Elizabeth Wyman - Centerville, OH

Harp
Gaylord Stauffer – Cedar Falls, IA

Organ
Brett Wolgast – Cedar Rapids, IA

Piano
Kirstin Gunnison - Mediapolis, IA

Percussion
*Marcus Kray - Monticello, IA
Diana Agsalda - Wahiawa, HI
Matthew Block - Englewood, CO
Bryan Boettcher - Muscatine, IA
Erik Buford - Coeur d' Alene, ID
Phil Koopman - Iowa City, IA
Sara Sweeney - Pataskala, OH
Christina Vogel - Saint Louis, MO
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Assistants to the Conductor/ Stage Managers?Kathleen Chalupa - Washington, IA?Benjamin Elliott - Malta, IL
 
* Principal player - except for principal players, musicians are listed according to the part they play, in alphabetical order.
 
Brass and Percussion Ensemble

 Trumpet
Chuck Dlask - Cedar Rapids, IA
Mark Hansen - Council Bluffs, IA
Sarah Kleinsteiber - Watertown, WI
Michelle Konrad - Cedarburg, WI
Dana Lede - Des Moines, WA
Shara Stough - Mc Gregor, IA

Horn
Margaret Abbott - Eldridge, IA
Heather Edvenson - Kentwood, MI
Beth Fay - Cedar Rapids, IA
Kirstin Gunnison - Mediapolis, IA
Tim Hicks - Cedar Rapids, IA
Brandon Perrine - Keokuk, IA
Jeff Shelley - Portland, OR

Trombone
Alinda Buckingham - Rapid City, SD
Darbie Little - Davenport, IA
Anthony Moeller – Salem, IA
Emily Peine - Hastings, MN
Travis Shepard - Independence, IA
Benjamin Work – Marion, IA

Tuba
Scott Haney - Cedar Rapids, IA
Claire Sievers - Davenport, IA
Brad Wolter - Cedar Rapids, IA
 
 

Percussion
Diana Agsalda - Wahiawa, HI
Matthew Block - Englewood, CO
Bryan Boettcher - Muscatine, IA
Erik Buford - Coeur d' Alene, ID
Carolyn Fattig - Chelsea, IA
Phil Koopman - Iowa City, IA
Marcus Kray - Monticello, IA
Sara Sweeney - Pataskala, OH
Christina Vogel - Saint Louis, MO
Kristie Workman - Fulton, IL
 

 

Wind Ensemble
 
Flute and Piccolo
Janna Barron - Broken Arrow, OK
Jessica Dawson - Cedar Rapids, IA
Emily Lawson – Red Oak, IA
Brooke Lyons - Sisters, OR
Andrea Plotz - Cedar Rapids, IA
Sarah Poole – LaGrand, OR
Jill Rabe - Ottumwa, IA

Oboe
Jessica Williams - Colorado Springs, CO
Sharon Nichols - Dubuque, IA

Clarinet
Carolyn Fattig - Chelsea, IA
Andrea McRobbie - Denver, CO
Amy Nachazel - Traer, IA
Pam Patrick - Cedar Rapids, IA
Beth Sheldon  - Anamosa, IA
Karen Skalsky - Cedar Rapids, IA
 
 

Bassoon
Nicole Arp - Eldridge, IA
Carmen Borchardt – Coralville, IA
Kimberley Miller - Fort Worth, TX
Katrina Schultz - Postville, IA
Jennie White - Marion, IA

Trumpet
Chuck Dlask - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dana Lede - Des Moines, WA
Sarah Kleinsteiber - Watertown, WI
Michelle Konrad - Cedarburg, WI

Horn
Margaret Abbott - Eldridge, IA
Heather Edvenson - Kentwood, MI
Beth Fay - Cedar Rapids, IA
Tim Hicks - Cedar Rapids, IA
Brandon Perrine - Keokuk, IA
Jeff Shelley - Portland, OR
 

Trombone
Darbie Little - Davenport, IA
Travis Shepard - Independence, IA
Benjamin Work – Marion, IA

Tuba
Scott Haney - Cedar Rapids, IA
Claire Sievers - Davenport, IA
Brad Wolter - Cedar Rapids, IA
String Bass
Richard Wagor – Iowa City, IA

Percussion
Erik Buford - Coeur d' Alene, ID
Marcus Kray - Monticello, IA
Sara Sweeney - Pataskala, OH
Kristie Workman - Fulton, IL

Piano
Kirstin Gunnison - Mediapolis, IA

 Upcoming Music Events

November 15      Chamber Choir: St. Cecilia’s Day Celebration 12:00 p.m. D-K
December 4 Christmas Convocation featuring Women’s  11:00 a.m. Sinclair
                                  Chorale
December 5 Sesquicentennial Founder’s Day Convocation  4:00 p.m. Sinclair
    premiering an original composition by
  Dr. Jerry Owen
December 7, 8 Collage Vocal Show Ensemble* 8:00 p.m. Dows
December 9 Honor Band Concert*  4:00 p.m. Sinclair

All programs will be held in Daehler-Kitchin Auditorium in Marquis Hall (D-K), Sinclair Auditorium, or the Dows Fine Arts Center.

All events are open to the public and free of admission charge unless marked with an *, in which case tickets are available through the Gage Union Box Office, (319) 399-8600, noon to 8 p.m. daily or the door; free to Coe faculty, staff, and students.

For more information about music events at Coe College or to confirm performance times, please call the Coe Music Department at (319) 399-8521.
 

 Program notes

 Salute to America (1991)
The Salute to America consists of an introductory fragment of America the Beautiful, in a setting similar to that created by Carmen Dragon, as a prelude to a respectful setting of the National Anthem. This concept is based on the version used by the Marching Salukis of Southern Illinois University, where Dr. Carson earned his Master of Music degree. The Salute to America closes with a subtle combination of the two main themes.  Dr. Carson prepared this arrangement especially for the Coe College Bands during his first year at Coe.

Fanfare for Coe from One by One (2001)
The “Fanfare for Coe” is heard tonight in its preview-premiere performance. The piece will make its formal orchestral debut on December 5, 2001, the Sesquicentennial Founder’s Day of Coe College, the composer conducting the Coe College Symphony Orchestra.  As the first of fourteen movements that make up the larger work, One By One, this “sampler” reflects themes found in the larger work, though in the latter case they may be sung rather than played instrumentally.  Coe authors and poets wrote the texts for One By One.  The “Fanfare’s” job is to set the stage for the academic procession that follows.  The piece requires nine percussionists and the orchestral brass section.  In tonight’s performance, the brasses have been augmented, as is often the fashion in the concert band performances.

Dr. Jerry Owen is the conductor of the Coe College Symphony Orchestra.  He has taught music theory, composition, and related courses at Coe College since 1969.  Dr. Owen’s compositions have been awarded many prizes and commissions and are performed and published internationally.  They range from chamber pieces to large symphonic works, from solo songs to large choral works.  Coe College commissioned him to write One By One, a large choral-orchestral work based on texts by Coe authors and poets, to celebrate the Sesquicentennial anniversary of the College.  The premiere of this work will be heard December 5th, 2001, performed by the Coe College Concert Choir, The Coe College Symphony Orchestra, and soloists, Drs. Owen and Karen Wachsmuth, conducting.

Largo from Symphony No. 5, "From the New World" (1893)
 Antonin Dvorak was born in Vltava, Czechoslovakia, near Prague.  His musical gifts were quickly apparent, and he was eventually sent off to study in Prague where he began to pursue composition. In 1892, Dvorak was invited to become director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. During his stay in America, he spent two summers visiting the Czech colony in Spillville, Iowa, and many consider his "New World Symphony", and especially the Largo theme, known as "Going Home," a product of the music he heard during his time in Iowa.

Diamond Jubilee (1961)
Karl King was born February 21, 1891 in Paintersville, Ohio. King began his career as a circus musician at the age of 19 and quickly rose to leadership positions in some of the most famous circus bands in the country, contributing more circus marches than any other composer. In 1920, Karl King gave up circus life and accepted the position of conductor of the Fort Dodge Municipal Band, a post he held for over 50 years. King was a founding member of the American Bandmasters and the Iowa Bandmasters Association. He played an important role in the Iowa Band Law, legislation giving municipalities the right to levy a small tax to support a municipal band. King was also one of the first to write special music for the growing school band programs in America. When he retired from composition after 50 years, he had published 300 musical compositions. The Diamond Jubilee march, written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his publisher, Barnhouse, from Oskaloosa, Iowa, is one of King's last published works.  The march is a medley of seven of his well-known marches, including Neddermeyer Triumphal, Hosts of Freedom, and Barnum and Bailey's Favorite.
Danza Final (1941)
Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer, was born in Buenos Aires on April 11, 1916, and died on June 25, 1983.  In addition to numerous honors in his own country, Ginastera was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1942 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Yale University in 1968.   His 1941 ballet, Estancia, portrays Argentine ranch life in much the same way as Copland's Rodeo of the same era portrays American ranch life.  It remains Ginastera's best-known and most often-performed composition. Arranger David John recently retired after thirty years as director of bands at South Tama County High School. John will guest conduct the Coe College Concert Band this spring while Dr. Carson is on sabbatical. His arrangements of Ginastera's music, published by Boosey and Hawkes, have been performed around the world by the most prestigious ensembles, including the military bands of Washington, D.C.  John's version of the Danza Final has also been included on numerous commercially -available recordings.

Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578(1707)
The Prelude and Fugue in G Minor is part of Bach's series called The Eight Little Preludes and Fugues.  The series was composed for organ during Bach's stay in Weimar in the early decades of the 18th century.  Roland Moehlmann, who arranged many of Bach's works for concert band, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and studied music there and at the Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin, Germany.  Moehlmann settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he taught, composed, and led the Municipal Band.  Moehlmann dedicated his arrangement of Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Minor to Ms. Alice Inskeep, who was one of the original founding members of the influential Music Educators National Conference.  She was also a Cedar Rapids Public School Music Supervisor and a faculty member at Coe College for forty years at the beginning of the 20th century.

Desi (1991)
Desi was composed for and premiered by the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphonic Band, conducted by John Whitwell at the 1991 CBDNA in Kansas City, Missouri.  Since then Desi has been widely performed in America by ensembles ranging from the U.S. Marine Band to the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and abroad by ensembles including the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and the Zurich Tonhalle-Orchester. This work is a tribute to the persona of Desi Arnaz (1917-1987), who played the Cuban bandleader Ricky Ricardo alongside his wife Lucille Ball in "I Love Lucy," widely regarded as one of the most innovative television comedy shows of the 1950's.  The opening rhythmic motive is derived from the "Conga Dance" made famous by Arnaz when he sang and played bongos in Hollywood film musicals in the 1940's.  In Desi the bongo soloist and percussion section provide a lively counterpoint to intricately structured musical canons and four-note cluster cords, creating polyrhythmic layers that intensify and build to a sizzling conclusion.  Desi evokes a Latin sound punctuated by big band trumpets, trombone glissandi, and dazzling woodwind runs.

Niagara Falls (1997)
Niagara Falls was commissioned by the University of Michigan Symphonic Band in honor of its One Hundredth Anniversary and is dedicated to its conductor H. Robert Reynolds. The work was premiered by that ensemble on October 4, 1997 at "Bandorama", conducted by H. Robert Reynolds at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The composer writes:
Niagara Falls, a gateway between Canada and the United States, is a Mecca for honeymooners and tourists who come to visit one of the most scenic waterfalls in the world.  The Niagara River also generates electricity for towns on both sides of the border, where visitors are lured into haunted houses, motels, wax museums, candy stores, and tourist traps, as well as countless stores that sell "Niagara Falls" postcards, T-shirts, and souvenirs.  This composition is another souvenir, inspired by my many trips to Niagara Falls.  It is a ten-minute musical ride over the Niagara River with an occasional stop at a haunted house or wax museum along the way. Its principal musical motive is a haunting chromatic phrase of four tones corresponding to the syllables of Niagara Falls, and repeated in increasingly gothic proportions.  A pulsing rhythm in the timpani and lower brass creates an undercurrent of energy to give an electric charge to the second motive, introduced in musical canons by the upper brass.  The saxophones and clarinets introduce another level of counterpoint, in a bluesy riff with a film noir edge.  My composition is a meditation on the American Sublime.



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