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  • This slide sometime during intermission. Click on pete’s entrance to go to Concert Band title. As applause wanes click to next slide.
  • Globe holds through all of Symphonies of Gaia Go to next slide when band is ready to start Molly on the Shore
  • Wait for slide to get to seascape. As Band begins Molly, click to fly in title. Follow Molly part for cues.
  • Follow cue score.
  • Next slide when last note is over.
  • Next slide immediately when Tortoises is over.
  • Next slide at first note of Frogs.
  • Next slide when last note of Frogs is over.
  • Next slide when ready to start Hens and Roosters.
  • SHADOWCATCHER starts when photo fades away. When dancers exit, click to bring up photo.
  • PETE: The Zion Valley has been inhabited by humans for about 8000 years. It has been developed agriculturally for almost 2000. The Anasazi, or basketmakers, were the inhabitants for much of that time – but were displaced by substantial droughts in the 13 th and 14 th centuries – and were then supplanted by the nomadic Utes and Paiutes.
  • Next slide on “two hymntunes those settlers might have sung about the walled city of Zion.” The canyon received its current name when the Mormons settled there in the 1860s after their persecution in the East. Several families farmed the valley until it became a national monument in 1909. In our next work, ZION, Daniel Welcher seeks to capture the brutal scenic grandeur of the Canyon, in the context of those Mormon settlers who gave it its name – after the city of Zion with its great protective walls. To achieve this, he builds the piece on two hymntunes those settlers might have sung about the walled city of Zion. GO!
  • Three clicks—first hymn comes up on its own, second hymn has two clicks to show two lines of music. Third click is for the next slide on cue about “lush beauty”. Zion’s Security is the less-well known of the two hymns, and is clearly stated at the beginning. The band will now sing the first verse for you. The Walls of Zion was made popular by Aaron Copland – to whom the piece is dedicated. Again, the band will sing the first verse. Welcher surrounds those themes with sounds that are at times rich and lush . . . (GO 2 slides with time to look)
  • Click to next slide almost immediately.
  • Concert Presentation sample

    1. 1. <ul><li>• INTERMISSION • </li></ul><ul><li>Please visit the </li></ul><ul><li>lobby exposition </li></ul>
    2. 2. The UCD Concert Band Pete Nowlen, conductor Jon Pwu, manager
    3. 3. Greek goddess of the earth. From Greek A sounding together Sym•pho•ny Symphonies of Gaia John Jayce Ogren “ My most sincere hope is that Symphonies of Gaia will, in some form, inspire others to understand and take action against the environmental crises we now so desperately face.” The earth viewed as a Vast self- regulating organism
    4. 4. Año Nuevo State Reserve
    5. 5. Percy Grainger Molly on the Shore Photos courtesy of UCD Concert Band Member Alexa Mutti
    6. 6. Fossil from Latin To dig up Fossils from Carnival of the Animals
    7. 7. Tortoises From Carnival of the Animals
    8. 8. <ul><li>But what if Saint-saens had chosen frogs instead? </li></ul>
    9. 11. Shadow “ Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon ” From Shadowcatcher by Eric Ewazen Based on this Edward Curtis photo of a Quagyuhl ceremony. Featuring the American River Brass Quintet and the Peregrine Performance Dance Ensemble Fort Rupert, BC
    10. 12. Zion Canyon
    11. 14. Zion’s Security The Walls of Zion
    12. 16. “ Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon ”