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Scot Symphonic Band to Premiere Work by Paul Osterfield

April 28 concert is free, open to public

April 19, 2013 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio, April 19, 2013 – The Scot Symphonic Band, directed by Thomas Roblee, and Denise Rotavera-Krain, adjunct instructor of flute, will premiere a new work by American composer Paul Osterfield during the band’s annual spring concert on Sunday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m., in McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University St., on The College of Wooster’s campus.

The new composition, “Silver Fantasy for Flute and Symphonic Winds,” was commissioned by a consortium of nine flute instructors and their respective academic institutions, including The College of Wooster, led by Lisa Jelle of Capital University.

Osterfield, a professor of music composition and theory at Middle Tennessee State University, was born in Nashville, Tenn., and spent his formative years in Northeast Ohio. His compositions have been performed by the University of Nebraska’s Kearney Trio, the Great Noise Ensemble, the Blakemore Trio, the Stones River Chamber Players, and other ensembles. He has been a Fellow at the McDowell Colony, and has won awards from BMI, ASCAP, and the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Other works to be performed at the spring concert include “Ascension,” by Darren Mitchell, “Pineapple Poll,” music by Sir Arthur Sullivan arranged by Charles Mackerras, and “Nuages au-dessus de l’Abbey (Clouds Above the Abbey),” by Jordan A. Key. The Scot Pipers, Drummers, and Highland Dancers also will join the band for a selection of music from Scotland.