We have several special opportunities for participant ensembles at IHS 45. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the banquet on Wednesday evening and play the U.S. national anthem at the Memphis Redbirds baseball game. You may attend the banquet without playing the anthem, but we think the opportunity to go on the field at AutoZone Park and perform for several thousand baseball fans should not be missed! There will be just one rehearsal for this, on Wednesday at 3:30 PM in Rose Theatre. More details on the banquet are available here.
In addition to the ensembles formed at the symposium, existing ensembles, particularly collegiate horn choirs, are invited to perform in the traditional lunchtime concerts and also to enter the Horn Ensemble Competition. Rules for the competition and a registration form for both the competition and the lunchtime concerts can be found here.
Three large participant ensembles will perform on Saturday afternoon alongside Advisory Council members, officers and special soloists:
One of the ensembles will team up with the professional quartet Quadre, two alphorn soloists, soprano Mary Wilson and two percussionists to present the world premiere of Robert Patterson's "The Noble Calling." This piece was commissioned by IHS 45.
Another large participant ensemble, to be conducted by Dr. Randall Faust, will perform Dr. Faust's MEMOIRS AND SOUVENIRS--A Concerto for Horn Octet and Horn Choir. An all-star octet of Advisory Council members and Contributing Artists will be soloists for this work.
The third participant ensemble will be joined by a rhythm section and the winner(s) of the jazz solo competition to play a jazz/fusion/rock/pop oriented program, conducted by Dr. Eldon Matlick of the University of Oklahoma.
Anyone interested in performing in any of the three special large ensembles should check the appropriate box on the registration form.
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