FARMINGTON – The UMF Concert Band, comprised of UMF students, community members and local high school students, will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, in Nordica Auditorium at University of Maine at Farmington’s Merrill Hall.
Under the direction of Anita Jerosch, the eclectic program will include “Old American Dances” by Clare Grundman, a suite by George Gershwin and “Serenade” by Schubert, featuring community member Robert Vallette on solo euphonium. Also on the program are “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Contrapunctus No.1,” by J. S. Bach, performed by the trombone choir with guest conductor, Gail Russ, a music teacher from MSAD 53. To usher in the holiday spirit, UMF students Sarah Mckeown, Jacquelyn Murphy and Craig Hanford will perform Christmas music for saxophone trio.
Jerosch, a versatile bass trombonist and euphonium player, is a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and directs the Edith Jones Project—a modern, big band jazz group. She has performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Maine State Music Theater and has played for Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Barry Manilow and The Manhattan Transfer and performed at both inaugural balls for President Clinton.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the performance and are priced at $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and are free to UMF students with University I.D. For more information, please contact the UMF Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 778-7072.