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The Concordia Band to perform in Moorhead

The Concordia Band plays, conducted by Dr. Peter Haberman.

The Concordia Band is set to cap its regional tour with a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Memorial Auditorium at Concordia College.

The 60-plus student musicians will play a variety of music, with potential selections including the following:

  • “Unidad en Ritmo,” an Afro-Latin jazz tribute to cultural unity by composer Michele Fernández, 
  • David Maslanka’s “Symphony No. 4,” which draws on traditional and baroque hymn tunes as well as Abraham Lincoln’s idea of the unity of all humankind, 
  • Steven Bryant’s “all stars are love,” an instrumental work recomposed from his own original song  with lyrics from an e.e. cummings poem,
  • and “Sahuaro,” Nubia Jaime-Donjuan’s danzón inspired by the tall, prickly cactus.

The band, conducted by Dr. Peter Haberman, professor of instrumental music education, began its tour of Minnesota in Buffalo, with an itinerary that included Circle Pines, Minnetonka, Virginia, and Farmington. 

The Concordia Band tours and performs domestically every year, and internationally every few years, starting with a visit to Norway in 1935. More recently, the ensemble has performed concerts in Spain, Hong Kong, China, and Norway.

It is the oldest of Concordia’s music ensembles, with a history stretching back to 1899. While its roster includes many skilled musicians majoring in music education, composition, or music performance, students with any major may audition and participate.