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'Iberian Heritage' highlights band concert

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Our Iberian Heritage" this Sunday, 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion, if rain.

The BCB's CD, "The Jewell of the Wabash", will be available for purchase at the concert. The BCB will perform "Lead On" from the compact disc.

This week's selections will feature music written by both Spanish and American composers and will reflect the influence of Iberian music on our culture.

John Philip Sousa, the son of a Portuguese musician, wrote "La Flor de Seville" in 1929 to celebrate the Iberian Exposition and birthplace of his father, John Augusta Sousa. Another American composer, Karl L. King, frequently wrote music of an Iberian nature such as "Sunny Spain", "Spanish Romance" and "In Old Portugal".

New to the BCB is "Basque Rhapsody" by Melvin Shelton recently performed by the Tri State Honor Band at the University of Evansville.

Spanish paso-dobles (two steps) will include "Espana Cani" by Marquina, "Amparito Roca" by Texidor, "El Capeo" by Parera, and "Flores De Espana" by Chovi.

The Brazil Concert Band reminds the public that its June 29th performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., for an expanded patriotic performance during the Rotary July 4th week of activities and on July 8th, the BCB will be in concert at Kresge Auditorium on the DePauw University campus in Greencastle.

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