Nicholas Evan Featured LaRue, Tiger Bands Present ‘Apocalyptic Concert’ Nov. 19, But Counting on Mayans Being Wrong

Music Education majors Nicholas Collins, left, and Evan Harrell

Georgetown, KY – Tiger Symphonic Band Director Pete LaRue is calling the fall anniversary performance the “The Apocalyptic Concert.” Why? “In case the Mayans are right (about the end of the world),” said LaRue, who always has a quip, a few tricks and special treats in store.

All of this great music will break loose at 8 p.m. Monday (Nov. 19) in John L. Hill Chapel. Admission – now a proud, 20-year tradition – is a can or processed food that the Tiger Bands will forward to the AMEN House for distribution to the less-fortunate over the holidays.

Featured students this time are: tuba soloist Nicholas Collins, a sophomore from Radcliff, whose selection is “Classical Rondo” by Capuzzi; and composer-conductor Evan Harrell, a senior from Middlesboro, who will conduct his world premiere of “Twenty-Thirteen.”

This will be Evan’s record fourth time with his special compositions for our Tiger Symphonic Band. Incidentally, he is GC’s 2012 Homecoming King and editor of The Georgetonian.

LaRue also will have his Band Tigers present works by Barrett [Ghost Dances], Brower [World of Warcraft], Hazo [Chorus Angelorum] and Stuart [A Hymn for Band] – feeding into the theme – calamity and redemption.  Also listen for Second Prelude by Gershwin featuring Nathan Vertuca, a junior from Midway, KY, on the alto saxophone solo.