In addition to the large ensemble that will perform the Star Spangled Banner for the Memphis Redbirds baseball game at the banquet, three large participant ensembles will perform on Saturday afternoon alongside Advisory Council members, officers and special soloists.
One of the ensembles will team up with the professional horn quartet Quadre, two alphorn soloists, soprano Mary Wilson and two percussionists to present the world premiere of Robert Patterson's "The Noble Calling." This piece was commissioned by IHS 45.
Another large participant ensemble, to be conducted by Dr. Randall Faust, will perform Dr. Faust's MEMOIRS AND SOUVENIRS--A Concerto for Horn Octet and Horn Choir. An all-star octet of Advisory Council members and Contributing Artists will be soloists for this work.
The third participant ensemble will be joined by a rhythm section and the winner(s) of the jazz solo competition to play a jazz/fusion/rock/pop oriented program, conducted by Dr. Eldon Matlick of the University of Oklahoma.
Anyone interested in performing in any of the three special large ensembles should check the appropriate box on the registration form. More informaiton on the 45th International Horn Symposium can be found on the symposium website.