UND University Band and Rock ‘n Rhythm Revue to present Spring 'POPS' Concert, Tuesday, April 23


David L. Dodds

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The University of North Dakota University Band and Rock 'n Rhythm Revue" ensembles will present a spring "POPS" Concert on Tuesday, April 23, at 8 p.m.

The performance will be held in the Memorial Union Ballroom on the UND campus. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens or $12 per family. Free "pop & popcorn" will be provided!

The University Band, conducted by UND Music Professor James Popejoy, will perform music related to the theme "Pop Culture in the 21st Century." With connections to trends and happenings since the turn of the century, their program will open with Ed Huckeby's Overture to a New Millennium, and will include Harry's Wondrous World from John Williams' score for the Harry Potter movies; Bella's Lullaby from the film "Twilight" by Carter Burwell; selections from two musicals, Highlights from "Les Misérables" by Claude-Michel Schönberg and John Kander's Selections from "Chicago" (with graduate conductor Brady Olson); a medley of some of the best known tunes from the rock group Journey; and I Was Born For This by Austin Wintory, featuring vocal soloist Katie Morgan. Wintory's "Journey" soundtrack is the first ever videogame music to be nominated for a Grammy award.

Directed by UND's Robert Brooks, the UND Rock 'n Rhythm Review ensemble is regularly featured at UND Men's & Women's basketball games. Their "Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues from the 20th Century" program will include selections made famous by such musical groups as Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Steely Dan and Chicago, as well as music featured in the "Blues Brothers" films. Classic tunes Dance to the Music, What is Hip, Josie, Peg, Make Me Smile, Free, I Can't Turn You Loose, Soul Man and Sweet Home Chicago will be featured.

They will join with the University Band to conclude the concert performing The James Bond Theme, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this classic movie franchise; as well as music from the film "The Incredibles."