fall concert

Where can you hear a medley from The Beatles’, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and a new setting of “The Star Spangled Banner” in one setting? At RSU’s Annual Fall Concert that will feature the RSU Jazz Ensemble, the University Choir and Concert Band.

The concert, free and open to the public, is scheduled for this Tuesday and will begin at 7:30pm in the Will Rogers Auditorium on the Claremore campus. Canned food donations will be accepted for admission.

The tribute to the Beatles is to honor the 50th anniversary of their arrival to America where the new setting of the “Star Spangled Banner” is to celebrate its 200th anniversary. In addition, the ensembles will perform a variety of works from today including music from the Harry Potter movie series, “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Pentatonix, early 20th century favorites including “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin as well as the jazz staple “Stompin’ at the Savoy” by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar Simpson.

In addition to its concert schedule, RSU’s music program is working with the Claremore Symphony League to host an audition clinic and master class at the Claremore campus on October 16 and 17 for area high school students who are preparing for upcoming All-State and regional Honor Bands. The clinics will be offered by Tulsa Symphony performers who will work with small groups of musicians to review and critique performances. The master class sessions are free to area high school students, but advance registration is required.