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Global Song & Dance: Four Scottish Dances to St. Louis Blues

APRIL 7, 2019 | 3PM 

THE PALLADIUM AT THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


PROGRAM

Havendance - David Holsinger

    Freischutz Quickstep - Claudio Graffula

   Four Scottish Dances - Malcolm Arnold

   *Concerto for Euphonium - Anthony Barfield

         Demondrae Thurman, euphonium

 Intermission

 Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite - Karl King

 Symphonic Songs for Band - Robert Russell Bennett

Colonial Song - Percy Grainger

*The Youffer - Donald Stauffer

       Demondrae Thurman, euphonium

Variations on a Korean Folksong - John Barnes Chance

St. Louis Blues - W. C. Handy

*First performance by the Indiana Wind Symphony


DEMONDRAE THURMAN, euphonium Demondrae Thurman has an outstanding international reputation as a euphonium soloist, having performed in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. Many of America’s premier colleges and universities have hosted him as a performer and teacher, and he continues to be in high demand. Over the past 10 years, he has been an invited guest artist/ clinician at many of the world’s prestigious euphonium festivals, including the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and Leonard Falcone Competition. Thurman is also an active chamber musician. He plays first euphonium and trombone in the Sotto Voce Quartet, which tours extensively. He also plays first baritone horn in the Brass Band of Battle Creek, a British brass band comprised of many of the world’s best brass and percussion performers. In addition to his chamber music work, he is indemand as a euphonium specialist for symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.