TWU concert band and orchestra present A Century of Story

Performance on Saturday, April 9 at Peace Lutheran Church in Abbotsford

The TWU concert band and orchestra perform in Abbotsford on April 9.

The TWU concert band and orchestra perform in Abbotsford on April 9.

The Trinity Western University (TWU) concert band and orchestra perform in Abbotsford on Saturday, April 9 with A Century of Story.

The concert features pieces such as Bernstein’s Candide overture and more cinematic pieces like Prokofiev’s well-known march from Love for Three Oranges.

The concert band will perform highlights from Wagner’s opera, Die Meistersinger, and ballet music from Borodin’s Prince Igor.

A lesser-known piece called Abram’s Pursuit brings some contrast with its Old Testament tale of war and rebellion.

The 1945 song Tubby the Tuba serves as the comedic centerpiece for the evening  as the instruments become characters in a story about a tuba with an identity crisis.

The song’s original recording featured the vocal talents of Hollywood funny man Danny Kaye. The narrator at TWU’s concert is Dan Squires, a multi-talented business student who sings in the School of Arts, Media and Culture’s chamber choir and performs frequently in comedy improv.

The orchestra rounds out the night with Beethoven’s playful and imaginative eighth symphony.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. It also takes place the previous night (Friday, April 8) at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Langley at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is a suggested $10. Visit twu.ca/samc or email music@twu.ca for more information.