2007 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"New and Old"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 16th, 2007
William Bing, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
Strike Up the Band ....................................... George Gershwin, arr. Moss
Chorale & Allelulia ......................................................... Howard Hanson
Joy .................................................................................... Joseph Curiale
Compassion ....................................................................... Joseph Curiale
Double Happiness .............................................................. Joseph Curiale
S'Wonderful ......................................................... George & Ira Gershwin
Vocal Soloist: Kjerstin Williams
-- Intermission --
Nitro ................................................................................... Frank Tichelli
Carmen Suite ................................................................... Bizet, arr. Bellis
Variations on "America" ....................................................... Charles Ives
But Not For Me ................................................... George & Ira Gershwin
Vocal Soloist: Kjerstin Williams
Hands Across the Sea .................................................. John Philip Sousa
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

William Bing William Bing is Director of Bands at the California Institute of Technology and Professor of Trumpet at Cal State University Northridge.  He has also taught trumpet at Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Los Angeles as well as Biola College and Occidental College.

He has performed and recorded with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  For ten years, he was a member of the trumpet section of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra at the Music Center.  He is presently performing with many groups, including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, California Philharmonic, the Pasadena Pops, and the Pacific Symphony.  Mr. Bing has also performed in many small jazz groups and big bands including jazz artists:  Gary Foster, Joe LaBarbera, Gary Pratt, Allen Vizzutti, Kim Richmond and Don Ellis.