Percussionist Cathrie Yuen will perform her last concert with SAMC before graduating in December.

An upbeat evening from SAMC concert band and orchestra

Energetic concerts in Langley and Abbotsford will feature compositions from Gershwin to Haydn

It’s time to shake up the rhythm of your life with an up-tempo musical event. Trinity Western University’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) presents a program of energetic pieces in I Got Rhythm, performed by the Concert Band + Orchestra on Nov. 21 in Langley and Nov. 22 in Abbotsford.

A special highlight will be Cathrie Yuen’s performance with the Concert Band of Brazilian composer Ney Rosauro’s Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble.

Yuen is a talented percussionist who is performing in her last concert with SAMC before graduating, and Concert Band Director Allan Thorpe wanted to feature her skills on the marimba.

“The spirited rhythms of this piece,” said Thorpe, “and the virtuosity that it demands of Cathrie will make it a delight for our audience to listen to.”

The program, sponsored by Long & McQuade, also features a number of other upbeat compositions, such as the Concert Band’s rendition of Gershwin’s classic I Got Rhythm and its lively syncopations, as well as Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances, composed in the style of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music.

Another highlight of the night will be the Orchestra’s performance of Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony, with senior student Tyler Dumoulin providing the dramatic rolls on timpani.

Enjoy I Got Rhythm on Friday, Nov. 21 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72 Ave. and at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St. in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with admission by donation ($10 suggested). Arrive early for a good seat.

For more details, visit www.twu.ca/samc or phone 604-513-2173. For advertising and sponsorship opportunities with SAMC Music, email samc@twu.ca.

Events at a glance:

I Got Rhythm

Langley

Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Shepherd of the Valley

Lutheran Church

20097 72 Ave.

Abbotsford

Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Peace Lutheran Church

2029 Ware St.

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