UCF Music hosts a wide variety of solo, chamber and large-ensemble experiences that encourage the development of artistic performance skills. Collaborations with local theme parks, the Orlando Opera, the Orlando Philharmonic, other local orchestras and universities, as well as European travel and study, provide additional opportunities for musical growth and professional experience.
The UCF Wind Ensemble performs a comprehensive mix of contemporary and traditional wind band literature and orchestral transcriptions. This performance will highlight composers Vicente Moncho, Alberto Ginastera and Hudson Noguiera da Silva.
The UCF Symphony Orchestra numbers as many as 100 musicians. Nearly all of the membership is students, with a few gifted community participants, as well. The Orchestra will perform works by Hudson Noguiera da Silva, Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazolla, and Josè Pablo Moncoya. They will close with an unique arrangement of popular Latin American styles including boleros, nova trova, and salsa by Josè M. Maunez-Sànchez, A.D
Two saxophone soloists will perform. Dr. George Weremchuk has performed with such diverse groups as the New World Symphony, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra. He is featured on the New World Symphony's recording entitled New World Jazz (RCA Red Seal), and has performed with Sam Rivers at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Matosinhos Jazz Festival in Portugal, and at Lincoln Center in New York. In Europe, Dr. Weremchuk performed in 14 countries with the international touring company of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies", including a tour of Italy with Mercer Ellington conducting. In addition, Dr. Weremchuk performs regularly with the Orlando, Brevard (FL) and Florida West Coast Symphonies. This past summer Dr. Weremchuk performed at the 13th World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis and recorded a CD with Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra.
Mr. Hudson Nogueira was born in Itapetininga in rural São Paulo State, Brazil. He grew up in the small city of Porangaba which is also located in rural São Paulo. At an early age, he began his studies and graduated from the Escola Superior de Música Mazarteum in São Paulo in 1997 with a Bachelor degree in clarinet performance. In 1995, he began his career as a composer with his first pieces written for chamber ensembles. Receiving great success, he was inspired to take his first steps in the world of symphonic music. Many works followed, all currently being registered by official recordings. In 1998, he became the resident composer at the Conservatorio Dramático e Musical Dr. Carlos de Campos in Tatuí, São Paulo. His pieces have been performed by many various chamber, symphonic and popular ensembles throughout Brazil and other various countries including Hungary, Ukraine, France, Italy, Spain and the United States.
This CONCERT IS FREE and open to the public. The Osceola County School for the Arts is located at: 3141 N. Orange Blossom Trail Kissimmee, FL 34744
During this concert we will be accepting canned food donations for the UCF student food pantry.
Additional Public Info: Free and open to the public. Canned food donations for the UCF student food pantry will be accepted.Website: http://las.cah.ucf.edu