Linfield Concert Band to perform ‘The Elements: Part II’

Linfield College concert bandThe Linfield College Concert Band will present its spring concert, “The Elements: Part II,” on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities, the band will perform a variety of pieces that explore this year’s Linfield PLACE theme: “Air, Water, Earth and Fire: The Ancient Elements on a Changing Planet.” Pieces will include “Flashing Winds” by Jan Van der Roost, “Sheltering Sky” by John Mackey, “Earth Dance” by Michael Sweeney and “Fuego del Alma” by Carl Strommen. Student conductors Ana Ramirez, Jamie Bostock and Sophia Reinhardt will lead the band in three movements from the “Petite Symphony” by Brian Balmages. The concert will close with musical highlights from the Disney/Pixar movie “Frozen” by Christophe Beck, arranged by Stephen Bulla.

Paddock, at Linfield since 1994, is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University and she also received the Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education and Oregon Band Directors Association, among others. She is also on the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster for the Council of International Exchange Scholars.

The Linfield Concert Band is comprised of nearly 40 members including music majors and minors and non-majors from across all disciplines, as well as local community members.
Six graduating seniors will be recognized during the concert: Katie van Dyk, flute; Quillan Bourassa, Andrea Pakula and MacKenzie Smith, clarinet; Daniel Bradley, tenor saxophone; and Gregory Moses, trumpet.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield College Department of Music. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.