SPRINGVILLE — On Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m., the Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School music department will present its annual Spring Concert, featuring the Middle School orchestra, chorus and concert band. The concert will take place in the middle school gymnasium and is free and open to the public.
The program will begin with the orchestra; under the direction of Scott Roudebush. It will begin with “Balletto,” from Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Aires and Dances. Next will be “Air and Pizzicato-Staccato,” by New York state composer Arthur Frackenpohl. The orchestra will close with “Concerto for Strings in D Major,” by the Baroque-era composer Antonio Vivaldi.
The concert will continue with the chorus, under the direction of Katherine Cummings. It will begin with Roger Emerson’s arrangement of the gospel song “The Battle of Jericho.” Next will be Eric William’s “Barnum’s Dreams of Thee.” The chorus will close with “Rockwood River,” a folk song written by Mark Cabaniss and arranged by Ruth Schram.
The concert band will close the program, under the direction of Joseph Gervase. It will begin with “Variation Overture,” by the band composer J. Clifton Williams. Next will be Henry Fillmore’s “Lightning Fingers,” which will feature eighth-grade clarinetists Isobel Hooker and Erin Jurkowski. The band will close with Eric Osterling’s “Sunliner March.”
Prior to the concert, there will be a performance by the Middle School Jazz Band, under the direction of Karen Jurkowski, starting at 6:45 p.m.