Briefs: OA Serenade March 27, 2009

An internationally recognized saxophone player will join the Grand Junction Centennial Band for its spring concert titled “Serenade in Palisade.”

The concert featuring saxophonist Tim Timmons is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the Palisade High School auditorium, 3679 G Road.

Timmons is the professor of saxophone from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Music Conservatory. He performs with the Kansas City Symphony and a couple other groups and his solo recitals have been broadcast on National Public Radio, according to a Centennial Band news release.

Timmons will join the band for three numbers: “Serenade for Alto Saxophone and Band,” by Frank Benecrissuto, “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone” by Claude T. Smith and “Harlem Nocturne” by Earle Hagen.

Also on the program will be “Polka and Fugue” from the opera “Schwanda, the Bagpiper” and “Fanfare for a New Generation” by Dennis O. Eveland.

The band will be directed by Robin Mitchum, Bookcliff Middle School music director, and Centennial Band director Gary Ambrosier.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra office, Roper Music, Centennial Band members and at the door.

Call 243-9091 for information.


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