UWFox Presents Fall 2003 Music Concert
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UWFox Jazz Ensemble, Fox Valley Concert Band with Special Guest Pianist Glenn Harman to perform
The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is presenting its first musical concert of the year, the Fall Concert, on Thursday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the campus’ Fine Arts Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public and seating is available on a first-come basis.
The UWFox Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Aaron Juhl (Associate Lecturer in Music) is performing first, and is scheduled to play:
- “Work Song,” by Nat Adderly (arranged by Decamp);
- “Angel Eyes,” by Matt Dennis and Earl Brent (arranged by the UWFox Jazz Ensemble);
- “Time for Getz,” by Cliff Gribble;
- “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” by Josef Zawinul (arranged by Decamp);
- “Alcobaca,” by Greg Sims;
- “Four,” by Miles Davis (arranged by Taylor).
The Fox Valley Concert Band is directed by Dave Jordahl (Associate Professor of Music). Jordahl has been directing the band for over fifteen years, and is expected to retire at the end of the 2003-04 academic year.
Jordahl has often described the Fox Valley Concert Band as a “communi-versity concert band,” because its member musicians are a diverse combination of talented students, working adults, and retirees.
The Concert Band musical offerings include:
- “Festive Overture,” by Dimitri Shostakovitch (transcribed by Donald Hunsberger);
- “Rhosymedre,” by R. Vaughn Williams (arranged by Walter Beeler);
- “La Sorella,” by Charles Borel-Clark (arranged by Richard Thurston);
- “Porgy and Bess an Overture,” arranged by Charles Barnes;
- “Concerto #1 in Bb Minor, 1st Movement,” by P.I. Tchaikovsky (transcribed by Charles Quinn), with a special guest appearance on piano by Dr. Glen Harman.
Harman’s appearance is notable and has Jordahl and the campus community excited about the performance.
Harman is a native of North Carolina, and graduated from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In addition to be an accomplished pianist, he is a medical oncologist / hematologist who spent 13 years in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in bone marrow transplantation. After he left the Air Force, he was on the faculty at the University of Iowa and is currently a member of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN).
Harman’s musical background is quite extensive. He is perhaps best known for his earlier two-piano partnership with Jeffrey Arnold. Together, they performed throughout North America, including a 1995 recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall. As a solo pianist, he has performed extensively in the United States and Canada, as well as Hungary and the Philippines.
He has made prior performances of the Grieg Piano Concerto and and Prokofiev’s Concerto #3. He also performs on oboe and English horn in community and university wind ensembles and chamber groups, and is currently a member of two recorder ensembles.
Harman is a member of the International Double Reed Society, and is the chairman of its Reading Group Committee. He currently splits his time between his homes in Galena, Il and Mankato, MN.
The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between S. Oneida on the east, S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441. Free parking is available on the west side of campus.