Sunday, January 29, 2017

Upcoming concert: Milwaukee Festival Brass

Join the Milwaukee Festival Brass as they preview some of the music they are preparing for the North American Brass Band Championships (April 1 and 2 in Fort Wayne, IN).  The concert begins at 7 PM in the Pius XI High School Arts Center on 76th Street just north of I-94.

Highlights will include the epic and majestic Act II finale: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, from Richard Wagner’s opera, Lohengrin.  In addition, two noteworthy soloists will be featured in the program. The first is the band’s newly-named principal solo cornet, Krystal Esty, who will perform a haunting arrangement of Joy Webb’s Share My Yoke. The second is Kelly Eshbaugh, a master’s degree candidate in trombone performance at UW-Milwaukee. She will present a movement from Chris Brubeck’s witty and beguiling Concerto for Bass Trombone.

The band will conclude its performance with a preview of Fanfares and Love Songs, a recent work by young British composer, Gavin Higgins. This is the piece the band will perform at the 2017 North American Brass Band Association’s annual contest where it will defend its Third Section Championship title.

And if you want even more information, see the MFB web site.  See you there!

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