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Rowan University Lab Band: Collaboration

Read "Collaboration" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


How many records in your collection feature a song with a contra bassoon trading solos with a bass flute, baritone sax and a wailing electric guitar? The song is “Jackson Square," the group: The Rowan University Lab Band on Collaboration.These student bands come along and they can fool you into lowered expectations. You know right off the bat that the group is not comprised of seasoned professionals. But last year's Romances by The University of Miami Concert Band, ...

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The Rowan University Lab Band: Collaboration

Read "Collaboration" reviewed by Jack Bowers


And now, as John Cleese, spokesman for the Monty Python crew, used to announce, for something completely different. Well, not completely, but certainly different enough to encourage one to sit up and take notice. Rowan University's Lab Band is unlike most other college-level ensembles, thanks to director Denis DiBlasio's unusual approach to putting a band together. Rather than starting with “this is what we need" and filling the requisite chairs with warm bodies, DiBlasio enlists talented musicians who are truly ...

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Rowan University Percussion Ensemble: Nosferatu

Read "Nosferatu" reviewed by Frank Rubolino


Using the 1922 silent movie Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror for inspiration, pianist Mick Rossi composed an original film score for the historic work. The film was one of the earliest depictions of the vampire phenomenon made universally famous through novelist Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1897 and crystallized by the acting of Bela Lugosi in subsequent Dracula films starting in the 1930s and continuing into the present era. F. W. Murnau directed this version, which was shown on Halloween 2000 ...


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