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Terre Haute Community Band to end season Saturday

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- It's music "With a Latin Lilt" to celebrate the conclusion of the Terre Haute Community Band's 2010 Summer Concert series.

The free concert will take place Saturday, at 8 p.m., at Fairbanks Park.

A popular Spanish march, "Amparito Roca," by Jaime Texidor, sets the mood for several Spanish dance tunes. "La Mascarada," written by Harold Walters is a paso doble, which is a lively march-like style of dance that originated in southern Spain. Paso doble means "two step," in Spanish and is based on music played at bullfights during the bullfighter's entrance or just before the kill. Another paso doble tune that will be performed is "Costa Bravo," by Eric Osterling.

James Horner wrote the score for the 2005 version of "The Legend of Zorro." Films and television have used this familiar tale beginning with the 1920 film starring Douglas Fairbanks. "Vaquero," was composed by Sammy Nestico, a composer and arranger whose name often appears on concert band programs.

Much has been written about Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic stand among his greatest achievements. "Danzon" is one of four specific dance sequences in the ballet.

"Fancy Free," composed by Bernstein in collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins, will also be performed.

"Fancy Free" was immediately recognized as the first ballet of importance to be written and set completely in the contemporary American idiom.

Several of Alberto Ginastera's compositions stand as landmarks of Latin-American artistic creation and have earned him a place among the greatest composers of the 20th century. The title of Saturday's playlist is "Danza," the final from a larger work, "Estancia."

Other selections for the concert include several marches and Latin pop songs.

The conductor of the Terre Haute Community Band is Yvonne Newlin, the Performing Arts Coordinator at Lincoln Trail Community College in Robinson, Ill.

The Summer Concert series is sponsored by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department.

For further information on the band, call the band's office at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, 812-535-6440, or log on to www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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