Fall band concert to feature Linfield ensembles

The Linfield College Music Department will present a fall band concert, “Songs of Sea, Air, Storms, Love and Friendship,” featuring the Linfield concert band and percussion octet Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, the performance features works written specifically for the concert band and percussion octet as well as one transcription. Repertoire includes “Tall Ships” by British film composer Ron Goodwin, “In Heaven’s Air” by Samuel R. Hazo, “Suite on Greek Love Songs” by Dutch composer Henk van Lijnschooten, “Stormbreak” for percussion ensemble by Portland composer Jim Casella, “Arabian Dances” by Brian Balmages and “Golden Friendships” by Henry Fillmore.

Amanda Summers, a senior music major, will be a featured oboe soloist with the band in Dan L. Willett’s transcription of “Concertante” for solo oboe by Émile Paladilhe. Summers studies oboe with adjunct instructor and Linfield Chamber Orchestra (LCO) principal oboist Karen Strand. Summers is a member of the LCO as well as the Linfield Concert Band, and the director of the Linfield Pep Band and Drumline.

The Linfield Concert Band is a 40-member instrumental ensemble made up of woodwinds, brass and percussion. Student musicians include music majors, music minors, and students from across disciplines. Currently, there are five local community members who play with the band.

Paddock is professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield. She is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University, where she studied trumpet and conducting and received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. Paddock has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a classical trio comprised of trumpet, soprano and keyboard which performed 10 concerts in Norway in 2007. Paddock received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for original music written and performed by her for a television documentary in 1992. She holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, Oregon Band Directors Association, Oregon Music Educators Association, International Association of Jazz Educators and the International Trumpet Guild. An active adjudicator, guest clinician, soloist and conductor, Paddock conducted the Southeast Alaska Honor Band in October 2007 and appeared as guest cornet soloist at the Oregon Music Educators Conference in January 2008. Paddock is a Fulbright senior specialist candidate for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275.