Aliens inspire student’s composition for Music at Mesa concert set for March 10

Aliens are the inspiration behind a new composition to be performed at the upcoming Music at Mesa Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble concert.

Mesa State College student Sarah Strong wrote “Odd Phenomena” based on her interest and fear of aliens, according to a news release.

Strong will speak about the piece before it is played during the concert, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Robinson Theatre in the college’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

Another highlight of the concert will be student clarinetist Ryan Hall’s performance of Artie Shaw’s jazz influenced “Clarinet Concerto,” a news release said.

On the concert program will be “Fun Time” by Sammy Nestico, as performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, and “Introduction to an Ending” by Bill Holman, as performed by the Charlie Barnet Big Band, the release said.

Tickets to the concert cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and can be purchased at the box office in the performing arts center.

Call 248-1604 for tickets and information.


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