Jazz and Wind Concert

Salem, Va.-The Roanoke College Jazz and Wind ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Blaha, assistant professor of music, will present a joint spring concert Thursday, April 21 in the Olin Theater at 7:30 p.m. The ensembles will be assisted by members of Roanoke College's own a cappella groups, Main Street and Looking for an Echo. The public is invited to attend at no charge and tickets are not required.

The musical selections for the evening performance will come from repertoire originally written for dances, the night club and the theater. The Jazz Ensemble will perform arrangements of works that have been performed in the clubs and on the stages of New York City. On tap are old favorites such as George Gershwin's "Summertime" and the up and coming big band composer Gordon Goodwin's new work, "High Maintenance." Among the Wind Ensemble's pieces will be music heard at circuses and in movie theaters. Karl King's "National Emblem March" and an arrangement of Klaus Badelt's score to Pirates of the Caribbean are featured.

For further information, please call the Public Relations Office, (540) 375-2242.