Classical
2:34 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

ISU Mendelssohn (&"Godzilla Eats Las Vegas")

Tune in Saturday at 7AM or Sunday at 6PM to hear the ISU Wind Ensemble led by Michael Golemo playing Mendelssohn's Overture for Winds and three modern works for the ensemble - including Eric Whitacre's riotous "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." Written when Whitacre  was an undergrad at Juilliard, it has become a modern classic.  Says Whitacre, "The idea that this piece is being played all over the world in serious concert venues is the single funniest thing I have ever heard. It has been played on the steps of the Capitol by the United States Marine Band, by the Scottish National Wind Symphony (they play in kilts, so help me God)... Can you imagine? I'm laughing my head off even as I write this!" (Wait till he hears this performance!) The broadcast is part of our University Concert series.

American composer Eric Whitacre
Credit Christoph Müller-Girod from flickr.com