The ULM Wind Ensemble performance with Solomon Abang is Monday at the Brown Theater

Posted on October 21, 2021

Solomon Abang, a senior trumpet specialist at the ULM School of Visual and Performing Art, will be the featured soloist at the ULM Trumpet Ensemble performance on Monday, October 25 at the Brown Theater.

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WHAT: Performance of the ULM Wind Ensemble

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Monday October 25

OR: Brun Theater at ULM

INFO: Free and open to the public

The Monroe Wind Ensemble at the University of Louisiana presents a free show on Monday, October 25 at the Brown Theater, with solo trumpeter Soloman Abang.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

The conductors of this performance are School of Visual and Performing Arts Principal Derle R. Long, Ph.D., and Assistant Music Professor Allen Parrish, DMA

The concert features solo trumpeter Solomon Abang. Abang is a senior trumpet major from Lagos, Nigeria. It is featured on the “Carnival of Venice”, based on a Neapolitan folk tune called “O Mamma, Mamma Cara”, and popularized by violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini, who wrote 20 variations on the original tune. The version of Carnival performed for this concert is a series of themes and variations for solo cornet conceived as a “demonstration” piece requiring virtuoso demonstrations of double and triple languages ​​and rapid tempos by the performer.

The program for this performance includes music by James Clifton Williams, Vittorio Giannini, Boris Kozhevnikov, David Gillingham, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Jean Batiste Arban and Henry Fillmore.

Williams’ “Symphonic Dance No. 5”, subtitled “New Generation”, is a humorous and facetious cover of the Big Band style of the 1940s.

Jenkins’ “American Overture for Band” (1956) was composed for the US Army Field. “Rolling Thunder” is a “screamer”, composed by Henry Fillmore in 1916, and is a circus March intended to move the audience during the show. “Rolling Thunder” has a fast tempo, an extremely technical trombone and euphonium part and is usually played as an opening or encore in concerts.

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