The concert is open to the public. Canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank will be accepted as admission.
The performance will feature the Linfield Wind Symphony and the College Community Band, both under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music at Linfield, along with the McMinnville High School Symphonic Band, led by Jeff Hornick, conductor.
Robert Vincent Frank, an actor with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will be the narrator for a performance of "Peter and the Wolf," by Sergei Prokofiev. In addition to taking part in the concert, Frank will speak in a theatre class at Linfield during his visit. He will also participate in a children's concert, performed by the Linfield College Community Band for McMinnville School District third graders on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. at the McMinnville Community Center.
The Linfield Wind Symphony and the College Community Band, made up of Linfield students and community members, will play a number of pieces including "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl, â€œPrelude, Siciliano, & Rondoâ€ by Malcolm Arnold and "The Thunderer March" by John Philip Sousa. The high school band will play four works, among them "Aesop's Fables" featuring musical enactments of four fables with Frank as narrator. Each group will perform separately and then combine for the final number, "Merry-Go-Round," directed by Hornick.
"It will be entertaining as well as educational," said Paddock, Linfield's band director since 1994. "In 'Merry-Go-Round,' each section of the band will have the opportunity to shine. The composition is like a mini-concerto, a challenging piece where each section takes their solo in turn."
Paddock is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University, where she received the prestigious Performer's Certificate in addition to masters and bachelor's degrees in trumpet performance and music education. She studied conducting, and as a Fulbright scholar to Norway, Paddock studied trumpet at the Norwegian State Academy of Music. An Emmy Award winner, Paddock is an active member of the College Band Director's National Association, Music Educators National Conference, National Band Association, Oregon Band Director's Association, Oregon Music Educators Association and the International Trumpet Guild.
Hornick is in his sixth year as director of instrumental music at McMinnville High School. Previously, he served as director of bands at Grant High School, Estacada High School and Estacada Junior High School. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College. He maintains an active performing schedule as trumpeter with the Cascade Brass quintet, the Oregon Symphonic Band and as a freelance player. He is a member of a number of musical professional organizations.
Frank, an actor for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is a graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama in England. He has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in a variety of roles for 20 seasons. He has taught classes in theatre at Southern Oregon University and is a member of the Actor's Equity Association.
For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.