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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:
$10 Adult
$5 Student/Senior (65+)
$25 Family
$50 Senior groups of 10 or more