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Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30pm
East Lansing High School Auditorium (map)
Featured Soloist: Aaron Smokovitz, Winner of the 2017 Kenneth G. Bloomquist Prize
Free Admission


We close our regular concert season at East Lansing High School. We will feature the winner of the 2017 Bloomquist Prize, trumpet player Aaron Smokovitz, playing Mendez's La Virgen de la Macarena. Aaron is a student at Bullock Creek High School near Midland, Michigan, and we are very excited to have him as our award winner. We will also have a variety of concert favorites on the program. We hope you can join us for this free concert. 


Concert Selections

Nabucco Overture - Giuseppe Verdi, arr. by Lucein Calliet
Invercargill - Alex Lithgow, arr. by Laurendeau
Candide Suite - Leonard Berstein, arr. by Clare Grundman

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Westphalia Chorale and Battle Scene
Auto-Da-Fe (What a Day)
Glitter and Be Gay
Make Our Garden Grow

Elegy for a Young American - Ronald Lo Presti
An American in Paris - George Gershwin, arr. by John Krance
Simple Gifts - Frank Ticheli

In Yonder Valley
Here, Take This Lovely Flower
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Celtic Hymns and Dances - Eric Ewazen
It's Broadway! - arr. John Edmondson

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