Cobber Band to Perform Music of Middle East
Feb 10, 2009
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NATHANIEL DICKEY, assistant professor, music
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AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
COBBER BAND TO PERFORM MUSIC OF MIDDLE EAST
Concordia College’s Cobber Band, conducted by Dr. Nathaniel Dickey, will present its 6th annual Composers Concert “Music of the Middle East,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Buxton Hanson Hall, Hvidsten Hall of Music.
The program includes the regional premiere of a work co-commissioned by the Cobber Band, "Anthem," by nationally acclaimed band composer Mark Camphouse. The band is dedicating their performance of "Anthem" to the men and women of the Minnesota National Guard 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band, who are being deployed this week for a year-long tour of duty in Iraq. The piece interweaves motives from the U.S. and Iraqi national anthems in a contemplative setting. The Cobber Band will also perform "Armenian Dances" by Alfred Reed, "Rikudim" [Israeli dances] by Jan van der Roost, "Wedding Dance" by Jacques Press, and "Shalom Alechem" by Johann Nijs.
The evening will also include a performance of several folk dances by a group of local Kurdish dancers led by Nezira Ahmed. Their performance is sponsored by a global perspectives Bush Grant.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering 78 majors, including 18 honors majors, and 12 preprofessional programs.