Sunday, April 5, 2009

Upcoming Waukesha Area Symphonic Band Concert

The Waukesha Area Symphonic Band (WASB) will perform their next concert on Friday May 1 at 7:30 in the Shattuck Auditorium on the campus of Carroll University in Waukesha. The theme of the concert is colors.shapes.lines, and will feature the winner of the WASB Concerto competition, french hornist Ms. Emily Duffy.

Ms. Duffy is a junior at Waukesha West High School, who not only plays in the band but also the school's Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. In addition, she finds time to run track, play in the jazz band, and perform with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra as the Principal Horn in the Senior Symphony. She currently studies with Darcy Hamlin of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She will perform Horn Concerto Number 1 of Richard Strauss.

The Band will present music based on the theme of colors, shapes and line. Music to be performed will include Roger Cichy’s Colours, Mark Camphouse’s Fantasia on Black is the Color Of My True Love’s Hair and a world premiere of Music Director Rick Kirby’s composition titled Lines, Curves and Circles.

In keeping with a WASB tradition, this concert will benefit a charity in the Waukesha Area. This year’s beneficiary will be Waukesha’s Adaptive Community Approach Program (ACAP). ACAP serves adults with physical disabilities within Waukesha County. Some of their current programs include Graffiti Effacing, transplanting of plants, seed sorting and chipping trails for Retzer Nature Center, shopping for the elderly, providing snow removal, leaf raking and lawn trimming for Interfaith, and cooking meals at Sienna and Hebron House.

Tickets for the May 1st concert are $10 and are available by calling 262/370-6129 or in the Shattuck Auditorium lobby on the evening of the concert.

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