MIT's Annual Family Weekend Concert: Ingenious Transformations
MIT Wind Ensemble & Festival Jazz Ensemble
Frederick Harris, Jr., Music Director
Kenneth Amis, Assistant Conductor.
For MIT’s Annual Family Weekend Concert, MITWE and MIT FJE feature music transformed from its original form, including Copland’s Down A Country Lane (heard for solo piano and transcription for wind ensemble), Sousa’s The Thunderer followed by Ira Hearshen’s After The Thunderer, an adagio take on the famed march, jazz arrangements of works from the libraries of Mingus, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and others, plus a special folk song from Venezuela.
The world premiere of Fanfare for the Uncommon in Common by MITWE alumnus and MIT Lecturer in Music, Benjamin Park, and Robert Russell Bennett’s beloved Symphonic Songs for Band round out this special celebration of diverse music.