Fall Matinee Concert

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When: 11/04/2012, 2:30 pm

Location: Performing Arts Center

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Experience the music of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Fellowship of the Ring” free at 2:30 p.m. in the PAC.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, area residents will have an opportunity to journey through Tolkien’s Middle Earth, when the Baytown Concert Band presents a Fall Matinee Concert featuring selections from the film, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”

Comprised of area residents and offered as a credit course for Lee College students, the Baytown Concert Band (BCB) was established more than 20 years ago and is dedicated to enhancing the cultural atmosphere of Baytown through the performance of music composed for winds.

“I have always loved Tolkien,” explained BCB Conductor and Lee College Director of Instrumental Music Dr. Ken Booker. “So of course I was delighted by Peter Jackson’s masterful retelling of the stories for the big screen.   A big part of the movie is the sweeping music by Howard Shore. The first musical director for Saturday Night Live, he has gone on to write many memorable film scores, including the most recent film in the Twilight series, as well as Panic Room, and The Silence of the Lambs.

“His music for The Lord of the Rings is truly effective, vividly capturing the mood and character of the movie,” Dr. Booker added.

Other concert highlights, he continued, include Caesar Giovannini’s “Chorale and Cappriccio,” Charles Carter’s “Overture for Winds,” Claude T. Smith’s “Concert Variations,” and “Antiphon” by Sam Houston State faculty member Fisher Tull.

“I truly hope area music lovers will join us for this afternoon of music for winds,” Dr. Booker continued.

The Fall Matinee Concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Lee College Performing Arts Center.  Admission is free. For more information, contact Ken Booker at kbooker@lee.edu.

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