Frank Battisti

Sunday, March 1, 2015

4:00 PM

Central College
Douwstra Auditorium

812 University Street
Pella, Iowa



Dr. Frank Leon Battisti is the world’s foremost living authority on the growth, expansion, and proliferation of wind band commissioning over the past 62 years. His teaching, conducting, writing, and arranging, worldwide, has had an immeasurable impact on wind band education for generations. He is truly a pioneer and one of the profession’s figureheads on our “Musical Mt. Rushmore.” Anyone who has played in a school band since the mid-20th Century, indirectly, has had their musical lives enhanced by Dr. Battisti prolific career.

We are very fortunate to have Dr. Battisti in Iowa. The Frank Battisti Festival Week (Feb. 23 – March 1) is held mainly at Central College and co-sponsored by the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble and Grinnell College.  You are cordially invited to attend :

Sunday, March 1, 4:00pm in Douwstra Auditorium: Central College Wind Ensemble AND the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble

Program

Central College Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The Dansyre – Tillman Susat / arr. Patrick Dunnigan

Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger

Folk Song Suite – Ralph Vaughan Williams

His Honor – Henry Fillmore

 

Central Iowa Wind Ensemble

American Overture – Joseph Wilcox Jenkins

First Suite in E-flat for Millitary Band – Gustav Host

Armenian Song and Dance – Aram Khachaturian

Ballo del Granduca – Jan Sweelink / trans. Michael Walters

 

Combined Ensembles

Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral – Richard Wagner / trans. Lucien Caillet

Americans We – Henry Fillmore