Feb. 16, 2010
Webster University Big Band Concert: Three Views of the Contemporary Big Band including 1924 to Infinity!- The Music and Influences of Sun Ra
The Webster University Big Band (James A. Martin, director) invites two outstanding bands for a concert of fresh approaches to composing for a Big Band and large Jazz Ensemble.
Christopher Braig will direct the The Chaminade College Preparatory Cosmic Myth Science Archestra in two compositions in the style of Sun Ra (1914 – 1993).
Mr. Braig then directs the eight musicians of the Webster University Mini Big Band in new arrangements by the musicians of ‘Body and Soul’ and ‘A Call for All Demons,’ again using the musical influence of Sun Ra as a point of inspiration.
The evening concludes with the Webster University Big Band playing six contemporary pieces of modern big band writing.
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$3 at the door.
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.