Celebration!

Brass Band Northwest concludes our season at BelPres with an exuberant explosion of music! This program features exciting music from many genres ranging from the art music style of Celebration by Donald Coakley through the vibrant score of Four Minute Mile by Judith Bingham to the slapstick fun of the Blues Brother Medley.

Brass Band Northwest endeavors to provide opportunities for talented young musicians and are proud to feature Jonathan Holder, cornet and Eric Thurston, bass trombone, on this concert. Jonathan is a high school student from Olympia and is the first winner of Stand in Front of the Band! He attended the Northwest Music Festival in 2018 and was so taken with the sound of brass bands that he commuted from Olympia to perform with us last spring. Eric is a current member of Brass Band Northwest and we wish him well in college next year. (We hope that his parents can afford the airfare for Eric’s flights to weekly Tuesday night rehearsals next year.)

Program

Donald Coakley: Celebration (3:30)
Holst/Colmer: Brook Green Suite (6:30)
Drover: Mr. Nice Guy – Eric Thurston, solo bass trombone (5:00)
Gilbert Vinter: Spectrum (12:00)

  Intermission

Judith Bingham: Four Minute Mile (4:00)
Golland: Ballade -Jonathan Holder, solo cornet (5:20)
Michael Cordner: Fusion (6:00)
Moncayo: Huapango (5:00)
Blues Brothers Medley (5:00)

Adoration of the Magi

Brass Band Northwest presents an evening of seasonal pops and light classics enjoyable for the whole family.  The concert is named for a work by Ottorino Respighi–composer of the popular Pines of Rome–which describes the painting by Botticelli of the same name. The painting depicts the three wise men and the shepherds gathered around the baby. This program will likewise focus on music depicting the those who came to witness the baby.

Program

DiLorenzo: Joy to the World
Traditional: The First Noel
DiLorenzo: Baltazar – a king’s journey
Lauridsen: Magnum Mysterium
Adoration of the Magi
Berry: Fum, Fum, Fum
Himes: Three Kings Swing

intermission

Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Gordon: Silent Night
Silvestri: Polar Express
Taylor: Suite Holidays
Herbert: March of the Toys
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas