The Norseman Band of St. Olaf College will present a symphonic band concert March 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to defray transportation expenses.
The Norseman Band, conducted by Dennis Malmberg, is one of two symphonic bands at St. Olaf, and has developed a reputation in recent years as a dynamic and exciting concert ensemble. The concert will feature music with a focus on the expansive symphonic sonorities possible with an 80-piece ensemble. The program will include the “First Suite in F” by Thom Ritter George, “Prairiesong” by Carl Strommen, “Tarantella” arranged by Alfred Reed, “Nimrod” by Elgar and arranged Alfred Reed, “Summer in Central Park” by Frank Bencriscutto, “The Black Horse Troop” by Sousa and arranged by Frederick Fennell, “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams, “In The Spring” by David Holsinger, and “Rondo from Concerto for Bassoon” by Weber and transcribed by Peter Schmalz. The Norseman Band regularly includes in its programs modern pieces for concert band, marches and traditional repertoire. The band strives to program for a wide audience including young listeners.
St. Olaf is located in Northfield, Minn. The Norseman Band performs regularly on the Northfield campus, and has toured each spring to regional locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, as well as to Canada. For more information about the concert, please call the Hamilton High School Band Department at (262) 246-6471.