Montana State University’s concert bands will perform an afternoon of music inspired by “Earth…and beyond” in a concert set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in Reynolds Recital Hall.
The title composition for the concert, “Spiritual Planet” is on loan from the composer who resides in Japan and is mostly known for composing video game music, according to Nathan Stark, MSU professor of music and director of the bands. He said the three-movement work portrays the fate of humanity on a planet that is literally waking up, including musical representations of hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes that have wreaked devastation all over the globe in recent years.
The concert will also include the MSU premiere of a new commission, “On This Bright Morning,” composed by David Maslanka, who lives in Missoula. Other pieces will include: “Mars” from “The Planets,” “The Triumph of Ishtar,” an arrangement by MSU student, Ethan Cayko, and Leroy Anderson’s arrangement of “The Irish Washerwoman." A reception will follow the concert.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 students and are available at the door. First-time MSU concertgoers may receive a complimentary ticket voucher, courtesy of MSU Bands, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the purchase of music and instruments for MSU students.
Reynolds Recital Hall is located across the street from the MSU duck pond. Parking at MSU is free on weekends.
Whitney Salo (406) 994-4641, Whitney.Salo@montana.edu