Sunday • October 23rd • 2:30pm
Brass Band Northwest invites you to join us for our 2016-17 season opening concert, Northern Lights. We will perform two radically different works, both inspired by this amazing act of nature, from composers Lee Morris and Ola Gjeilo. Morris’ work bristles with electric energy, whereas Gjeilo stands in awe of this remarkable phenomenon.
Throughout our 2016-17 season, BBNW will feature works of modern composer, Edward Gregson. Gregson has written many important works for both wind band and brass band, as well as concertos featuring brass instrumental soloists. In this season-opening concert, we will perform Gregson’s Connotations, a mature and virtuosic work. Looking ahead, at our April 30th concert we will perform his masterwork, The Plantagenets, and in June we will do two of his early works: Chalk Farm No. 2 (perhaps the worst name ever given to a piece of music?) and Intrada.
In a special appearance, Zane Kistner, winner of the 2016 Kennelly Keys solo competition at the annual Northwest Brass Festival, will perform as soloist in Bert Appermont’s The Green Hill, a work both lovely and vital with a Celtic spice to the rhythm.
In addition, we will perform music by Paul Lovatt-Cooper and local composers Christophe Chagnard and Jeffrey Taylor.
The Northern Lights Morris Lee
The Green Hill Bert Appermont
Zane Kistner, euphonium
Connotations Edward Gregson
Horizons Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Northern Lights Ola Gjeilo
The Age of Man Jeffrey W. Taylor
Opre Roma Christophe Chagnard
Bellevue Presbyterian Church (map)
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue 98004
Afternoon Concert at 2:30pm
Donations accepted and encouraged. Suggested donations are:
$5 Student/Senior (65+)
$50 Senior groups of 10 or more