The Arizona Winds Concert Band Presents “Cornucopia Throwback “
Event on 2015-04-12 15:00:00
In modern depictions, the cornucopia is typically referred to as a “horn of plenty,” overflowing with festive and colorful goodies. The Arizona Winds’ Spring 2015 concert reaches back over the past ten years or so and pulls out of its cornucopia of colorful and festive performances some all-time audience favorites. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, April12th and will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Mountain Ridge High School Auditorium located at 22800 North 67th Avenue in Glendale. Admission is free.
"It is always fun to revisit past performances and bring back some of the music our audiences have so enthusiastically responded to", noted the band's conductor and music director, Colonel Rich Shelton. "By so doing, the program cuts a pretty wide swath of styles and genres", continued Shelton.
With its brilliant fanfares, flowing melodic passages, staccato rhythmic sections and barn-burner tempo, “Festive Overture” makes for an excellent curtain raiser and contains one of Russian Composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s most memorable and exciting contributions to 20th Century orchestral literature. The ever-present sound of bells and car horns, sometimes gentle, nostalgic and wistful, whisks the audience off on a whimsical journey through the street of Paris in “Paris Sketches”. The concert moves from Paris to the depths of the sea for an exciting programmatic musical portrait of the Greek god Poseidon who reigns over the forces of the sea and its creatures. Not to be outdone by sea creatures, the band continues its journey with a fast ride in the wild west by way of composer Bruce Broughton’s score from the 1985 motion picture Silverado.
Two of the band’s highly talented principal players will be featured on the concert. Fred Haeger tackles one of the quintessential French Horn solos, Richard Strauss’ “Concerto for Horn in E-flat Major”, and Barbara Hunter performs the hauntingly beautiful Joaquin Rodrigo flugelhorn theme from the movie Brassed Off, “En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor”.
We can’t leave out an exciting “Midway March” from the prolific pen of master film composer John Williams, a sparkling feature “Resplendent Glory,” and of course one of the band’s signature patriotic encores. This concert has something for everyone and promises to be another musical “thrill ride” which this band is so well known for.
The band’s season includes three more concerts following the April 12th performance: Sunday, May 10th at Mountain Ridge High School and Sunday, May 17th at Sun City Grand's Sonoran Ballroom. For further information about this concert and future concerts, visit the band’s website at www.azwinds.com. Also on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube!
at Mountain Ridge High School
22800 N 67TH AVENUE
Glendale, United States