The Lexington New Horizons Bands closed out its sixth season April 28 with a spirited concert in Singletary Center for the Arts on the University of Kentucky campus. A wide variety of music was performed under the batons of Drs. Christine Carucci, Joe Carucci, David Sogin, and student conductors Daniel Johnson and David Fonda.
The Jazz Band conducted by Joe Carucci, opened the program with Stompin’ At The Savoy by Benny Goodman, arr. Mike Lewis, followed by It Had To Be You, by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones, arr. Tom Davis; Mack The Knife by Kurt Weill, arr. Sammy Nestico; and, Begin The Beguine by Cole Porter, arr. Jeff Hest.
The String Orchestra, conducted by David Sogin, performed Two Chorales by G. Kercorian; Pizzicato Party by S. Day, and Cripple Creek (traditional).
The Concert Band presented The Thunderer, by John Philip Sousa, arr. Jay Bocook, and Greenwillow Portrait, by Mark Williams, both conducted by Daniel Johnson; Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gerhswin, D. Bose, and D. Hayward, arr. J. Barnes, conducted by Christine Carucci; Gabriels Oboe by Ennio Morricone, arr. Robert Longfield, conducted by Christine Carucci; Country Wildflowers by Larry Daehn, conducted by David Fonda; and, Funiculi Funicula by Luigi Denza, arr. Alfred Reed, conducted by Christine Carucci.
Assistant Conductor Greg Springer Honored April 20
At Dress Rehearsal April 20, Greg Springer, assistant conductor for the past two years, was honored for his excellent service and congratulated upon completing his doctorate and landing a new job. Greg came to UK to study for his Ph.D. in Music Education with Dr. David Sogin. He will receive his doctorate at UK ceremonies in May.
Greg was unable to be at our concert April 28 becacause he was in Boise, Idaho, where he will be a new Assistant Professor of Music at Boise State University