St. Olaf’s Band heads to Carnegie Hall by way of Bowling Green

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The St. Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform in Bowling Green as part of its 2016 national tour.

The concert will take place on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Bowling Green High School. The concert is
free for all students, $10 for adults/seniors, and group rates (10+) are available. Tickets are available on the night of the concert, in advance at stolaf.edu/tickets, or by calling 800-363-5487 ($5 phone transaction fee applies).

The band’s national tour will culminate in a Feb. 6 performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The St. Olaf Band’s national tour program will feature the premiere of David Maslanka’s “Angel of Mercy,” commissioned for the 125th anniversary with funding from the Miles Johnson Endowment. Also included on the program will be Steven Bryant’s “Ecstatic Fanfare,” selections from Jukka Linkola’s Trumpet Concerto No. 2 featuring St. Olaf faculty member Martin Hodel, Peter Van Zandt Lane’s highly energetic Hivemind, Bruce Broughton’s A Celebration Overture, conductor Timothy Mahr’s Endurance, and the final movement of Donald Grantham’s
Symphony for Winds and Percussion.

Founded in 1891, the St. Olaf Band is an ensemble noted for superb musicianship. Under the leadership of conductor Dr. Timothy Mahr, the St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style.

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