Indiana Jones and the Wild West both come to the area Feb. 28 as the Valley Symphony Orchestra presents music from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Big Country,” a classic Western film. The concert will feature Soloist and VSO Principal Trumpet Jared Broussard with Maestro Peter Dabrowski as conductor.
Broussard will perform Alexander Arutunian’s trumpet concerto. The piece showcases the sound and character of the trumpet. The concerto features the sounds of Armenian folk music and distinctive melodies. The concerto highlights and accentuates the fundamentals of brass playing – range, stamina, technical prowess and tone.
Broussard is a member of the Dallas Wind Symphony in addition to the Valley Symphony Orchestra. He is also an assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously, he was principal trumpet of Marine Band San Diego and a member of the Marine Corps Brass Quintet. Three times during his time in the Marine Corps San Diego, Broussard was the recipient of the Marine Musician of the Year.
John Williams’ “Raiders March” is also on the Feb. 28 program. Williams’ film compositions are soaring and pulse-pounding. His works includes the music for “Star Wars,” “Jurassic Park” and the Harry Potter films among others. “Raiders March” is the main theme from “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
“The Big Country Suite” by Jerome Moross rounds out the concert, transporting listeners across the western plains in pursuit of the new frontier. The piece features selections from the 1958 film “The Big Country,” an epic Western tale of love, adventure, and family rivalries.
Tickets are on sale now for “Indiana Jones and the Wild West” at the McAllen Performing Arts Center box office and online at valleyorchestra.org.