The Cereal City Concert Band will be performing their Winter concert, “Putting It Together” on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 3:00pm at the Pennfield Performing Arts Center, 8587 Pennfield Rd, Battle Creek, MIchigan. The concert will feature, among other works, Quod erat demonstrandum… Fanfare for Wind Ensemble Op. 45 by ACA composer Andrew Ardizzoia. The title phrase refers to the Latin “Which was to be proven” - a phrase frequently found at the end of a mathematical proof or philosophical argument and refers to the composer's work technique for this and other recent pieces. This concert includes a special guest soloist, Ben Schmidt-Swartz who did his undergraduate studies in saxophone at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, and while there played with some of the world’s leading jazz musicians and performed at numerous jazz festivals throughout the country. Other works on the program include Mosaic by Stephen Paulus, Fanfare for a New Day by Joseph T. Spaniola, Variations on a Kitchen Sink by Don GIllis and more.
Andrew Ardizzoia's “Quod erat demonstrandum…” for large wind ensemble, in Battle Creek MI, Feb. 23