Here is a preview of the 2009-2010 Season for the Milwaukee Festival Brass. Looks like a good one to me!
Silver Jubilee, October 11, 3 PM, Wisconsin Lutheran College
The Milwaukee Festival Brass kicks off their 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premier of Conductor Emeritus Wayne Becker’s Laude St. Francis. MFB's B-flat tuba soloist, Scott Paulkner will be featured. The Brass will also perform a Disney salute, Sir Edward Elgar’s Severn Suite (the only piece he composed for brass band) and Facet’s of Glass by Gordon Langford, one of the top composers of Brass Band music.
Christmas for Kids, December 20, 3 PM, Wisconsin Lutheran College
The concert will feature special guests the Milwaukee Festival Youth Brass playing side-by-side with the MFB. What a sound that will be! The program includes the perennial crowd favorite Three Kings Swing, along with Frosty the Snowman by William Himes, and a Philip Sparke treatment of the Christmas Favorite The Little Drummer Boy. Rafael Pietri Davila (Eb tuba) is featured on Higgy Jig by Goff Richards.
Festival Concert: Italia, March 7, 3 PM, Wisconsin Lutheran College
The Milwaukee Festival Brass salutes our hometown: The City of Festivals! Puccini ‘s Nessun Dorma will feature solo euphonium player, Dave Meyer. Sing, Sing, Sing will fill the docket for a big band charts and the Theme from Rocky will bring down the house! Remember to bring a non-perishable food item for reduced admission and to help MFB help the Hunger Task Force.
Spirituelle, June 6, 3 PM, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Songs, hymns and spirituelle songs are the focus of this concluding concert. Dem Bones will feature the trombone section, Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music and the tour de force Pines of Rome will round out this program and set the tone for the next 25 years of Milwaukee Festival Brass programming.
Quite the season! Make sure those dates are on your calendar!