Wind Ensemble Concert 2012
Please join the Dr. Ken Narducci and the La Sierra University Wind Ensemble as they present their spring concert on May 19, 2012 at 8:15p here at Hole Memorial Auditorium. Enjoy an evening of wonderful music and celebration as these fine student musicians present the following pieces:
Snow Caps (2004) Richard Saucedo
Sanctuary (2006) Frank Ticheli
Fandango (2002) Joseph Turrin | featuring Casey Hoehn, trumpet & Yue Lawrence Liu, trombone
Heroes, Lost and Fallen (1989) David R. Gillingham
(A Vietnam Memorial)
Xerxes (2010) John Mackey
Third Symphony, Op. 89 (1997) James Barnes
Membership in University music groups is open to qualified students with the consent of the instructor. Music majors must be enrolled in a major ensemble each quarter in attendance with the exception of Music Education majors doing student teaching. Courses may be repeated for additional credit.
Some University-owned instruments are available for band and orchestra. Purchase of concert attire is required for some ensembles.
The Wind Ensemble is open to all qualified students by audition. The Wind Ensemble performs music from all periods and styles, with emphasis on significant wind music for small and large wind band.
KEN NARDUCCI, director
Ken Narducci joined the LSU music faculty in 2006 as Director of Wind and Percussion Studies. He directs the Wind Ensemble and Big Band, and teaches courses in conducting, counterpoint, orchestration, composition, music education, and coaches the wood-wind and brass quintets. He grew up in Hayward, California, attending public schools and graduating valedictorian from Hayward High. In 1980, he graduated from Pacific Union College with a BMus in trumpet performance, and was awarded a graduate teaching fellowship at the University of Oregon. There he played with the faculty brass quintet, wind ensemble and orchestra, taught undergraduate trumpet majors and brass methods courses, but gradually shifted emphasis to music theory and literature, earning a DMA in Music Theory in 1989. He was hired on at PUC in 1982 where for 25 years he taught theory and analysis, counterpoint, orchestration, composition, conducting, applied brass, meth-ods courses, and directed the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and chamber wind groups. In 1990, Dr. Narducci received the local and national Zapara Excellence in Teaching Awards in the humanities, the Educator of the Year award in 1995, and was honored as chair of faculty senate in 2005. He played trumpet regularly with the Napa Valley Symphony, but has more recently taken up the horn and currently plays with the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony and LSU based chamber groups. He is happily married to Julie, an elementary music education specialist and fellow Zapara recipient, and who is LSU’s Director of Alumni Relations. The Narduccis cannot imagine life without cats and are currently owned by three—Sukho, Kiji, and Latte.