Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds present spring concert

April 25, 2013

The Bradley Symphonic Band and the Bradley Symphonic Winds, led by Dr. David Vroman, will present their spring concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3:00 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue.  Joining the band for this concert will be trumpet soloist Dr. Bruce Briney and guest conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen.  Admission is $5 for adults and free for students. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling 309-677-2650.

The Symphonic Band will open the concert with a number of selections including Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor; Puszta, Four Gypsy Dances by Jan Van der Roost and Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The Symphonic Winds will follow and premiere a new wind band arrangement of Ib Glindemann’s Trumpet Concerto #2, final movement, with Dr. Bruce Briney as soloist and Peter Ettrup Larsen on the podium. Glindemann is a Danish jazz musician who modeled his big band after Stan Kenton but has also written other more classical works. This concerto was written for orchestra originally and recently transcribed for band.

Trumpet soloist Dr. Bruce Briney received his musical education from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University where he earned Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degrees. His primary teachers (trumpet) include David Hickman and Vincent Cichowicz with additional studies from Arnold Jacobs, Ray Mase, George Vosburgh, Ray Sasaki and Luther Didrickson. At Northwestern, he studied wind conducting with John Paynter and orchestral conducting with Victor Yampolsky.  Dr. Briney has taught at Western Illinois University since 1993.

Conductor Peter Ettrup Larsen has been on the Bradley campus numerous times over the last 11 years. Larsen studied conducting with renowned professor Lorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland (graduated 1993). Today he has an international career as a free-lance conductor while at the same time being associate professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

For more information, contact Dr. David Vroman at 677-2605.