The event is free and open to the public.
Both groups are under the direction of Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music at Linfield. The Linfield Wind Symphony will perform works by W.A. Mozart, David Holsinger, Alexander Goedicke and Gustav Holst. The Linfield College Community Band will perform works by Andrew Boysen and Jean Baptiste Arban, along with an arrangement titled "Gandalf" from "The Lord of the Rings." Guest director Kendele Miyasaki, a 2006 Linfield graduate, will lead the band during "Kirkpatrick Fanfare" by Boysen and the traditional Irish lullaby Deir' In De.
The concert will feature cornet soloist James L. Klages, professor of trumpet at the University of Central Oklahoma. Klages has played solos throughout the United States and was the only person in the 20th century to be directly hired as the cornet soloist by "The Presidents' Own" United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He, along with Paddock, performed Handel's Messiah at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel, and in Jordan for the birthday celebration of King Hussein. Klages has also performed as a featured trumpet soloist on many televised concerts.
Paddock is director of instrumental activities at Linfield. She was the first woman awarded a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University and received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. In 1992, Paddock was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for creation and performance of an original composition for use with a television documentary. She holds memberships in the Oregon Music Educators Association, Oregon Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, International Trumpet Guild and the Portland Brass Society.
For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.