The University of Tampa Bands will perform an array of musical favorites at
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, on the east verandah of Plant Hall.
The UT Wind Ensemble’s program, modeled after the Sousa Band, will feature
soprano soloist Yvonne Dechance singing O, del mio amato ben by Stefano
Donaudy and Italian Street Song by American operetta composer Victor
Herbert. Their performance will also include King Cotton March (Sousa),
English Waltz (Grainger) and Overture 1812
Since its first performance in 1882, Overture 1812 has been an
audience favorite. The piece musically depicts Napoleon’s ill-fated campaign to
Moscow, and the eventual defeat of the French army by the Russians. The UT
performance will include the sounds of cannon fire in battle and bells ringing
out the Russian victory.
The UT Jazz Ensemble, a traditional jazz big band, will perform St.
Thomas (Rollins); the Dee Barton arrangement of Here’s That Rainy
Day (Arlen) made famous by the Stan Kenton Band; Penny Pincher, a
fast-paced swing tune by Doug Beach; and Spain by Chick Corea.
University of Tampa Bands are directed by Dr. Jeffrey L. Traster, now in his
ninth year at UT.