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4/9/2009 Linfield band offers spring concert

          McMINNVILLE – The Linfield College Concert Band will present a spring concert Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium at Linfield College.

         The concert is free and open to the public.

         Under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield, the band will present a one-hour concert featuring an overture by Alfred Reed, “The Hounds of Spring,” and a moving work by Frank Ticheli, “An American Elegy.”  A march, “Seventeen Come Sunday” from the English Folksong Suite by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, is included on the program as well as the “Italian Polka” by Sergie Rachmaninoff as arranged for band by Eric Leidzen.  

         The band will premiere “Hero and Martyr,” a new work by Hans Ogren, a senior music education major. Ogren, who plays trumpet, guitar and horn, will also conduct the Concert Band in the premier of his piece. The program will conclude with a rousing and popular movie theme, “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The concert band is comprised of mostly Linfield students including music majors, minors and several non-music majors. The band also includes community members who wish to continue to perform music throughout their lifetime.

         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 master's and bachelor's degrees in trumpet performance and music education. She studied conducting and, as a Fulbright scholar to Norway, 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. Paddock has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and is on the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster provided by the council for International Exchange of Scholars. She is a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a classical trio comprised of trumpet, soprano and keyboard.

         For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275 or Paddock at 503-883-2258.