Living American

Sunday, March 6, 2022

3:00 PM

Franklin Jr. High - Large Auditorium

4801 Franklin Ave

Des Moines, Iowa

FREE ADMISSION

Central Iowa Wind Ensemble performances are made possible by the generous support of our audience members. Please consider a donation.

The brilliance and legacy of a composer’s musical output is often not fully realized until long after their passing. This concert features stunning works by American composers who are alive, well, and composing music for bands, orchestras, and choirs. The works on this program represent the energy and “joie de vivre” of the American spirit that inspired these artists to write such amazing music.

Mark Doerffel, conductor

Special Guests
Jayson Gerth, guest conductor
Ryan Rowley, guest conductor
Jackie Schmillen, announcer
Christopher Brandt, saxophone soloist
Tina Haase Findley, vocalist

Music Selections

Arabesque – Samuel Hazo

The Battle Cry of Freedom – George Root, arr. Anthony O’Toole

Catch Me If You Can – John Williams

…Forway – James Stephenson

Next Generation Fanfare – Michael Miller

One Life Beautiful – Julie Giroux

Third Suite – Robert Jager

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  • Masks are recommended for this performance.
  • Seating in Franklin Jr. High’s large auditorium will be available on the lower level.
  • Audience groups are asked to seat themselves at least 6 feet away from other groups seated in the auditorium.