The Lycoming College Concert Band will perform a free
concert on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center.
The concert will
celebrate John Philip Sousa and feature his great-grandson, John Philip Sousa
IV, as the special guest narrator. The band will be under the direction of
guest conductor Loras John Schissel, conductor and curator with the Library of
Congress. Tuba soloist Dr. William Ciabattari, assistant professor of music at
Lycoming, will perform Herbert Clarkeâ€™s From the Shores of the Mighty
Pacific with the band.
Concert Band also will perform music by Charles Gounod, Franz von Suppe,
Richard Wagner and others.Â
will be a concert loosely in the style of John Philip Sousaâ€™s concerts, a few
of which took place in Williamsport around a century ago,â€ said Ciabattari.Â â€œSousaâ€™s
great-grandson will provide anecdotes about his famous ancestor and serve as master
of ceremonies for the event.â€
is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the
undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program,
vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student
outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1
institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near
the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the
50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more
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