OU Brass Brand’s summer concert will offer ‘something for everyone’

OU Brass Brand’s summer concert will offer ‘something for everyone’
OU Brass Band Summer Concert
The Oakland University Brass Band, under the direction of Conductor Kenneth Kroesche, will present its annual summer concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 in Varner Recital Hall.

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, the Oakland University Brass Band will present a summer concert featuring a wide variety of music, including Peter Graham’s inspirational work, Shine as the Light as well as Claudio Monteverdi’s Prelude from his Vespers, which was written in 1610.


This is followed by two pieces depicting epic motion picture scenes: Scherzo for X-Wings by John Williams musically describes the battles scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Colonel Bogey march was used in the 1957 classic, Bridge On the River Kwai.


The second half of the concert features Philip Sparke’s Hymn of the Highlands. This seven-movement work features numerous soloists in the band, as well as provides a musical portrayal of the sounds and vistas of the Scottish highlands.


“This concert will be the culmination of an incredible year for the band,” said Kenneth Kroesche, associate professor of music and conductor of the OU Brass Band. “The program will offer something for everyone, with music from the big screen to some of the best works written for brass band.”


The concert will take place in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus. Admission is free.