Sunday, February 7, 2010

Concert Preview: Milwaukee Festival Brass, March 7

Be sure to attend the Milwaukee Festival Brass concert on Sunday March 7 at 3 PM in the Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College. The March concert for the MFB always salutes the different ethnic groups in the Milwaukee area. This year, the concert features music of Italia.

A concert of Italian favorites must have a Rossini overture. Dr. Patricia Backhaus, the MFB Music Director, has chosen The Italian Girl in Algiers, always a favorite. Music by Puccini features Euphonium soloist Dave Mayer, in Nessun Dorma. And the feature work is a wonderful, and very difficult, brass band arrangement of The Pines of Rome, by Respighi. Wow! I wonder if the members will have any lip left after that one!

Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for Seniors and Students. Group rates are available. For more concert information, see the web site: The concert is sponsored in part by our friends at the Foundation for Heart Science, Ltd.,

And one more thing to mention: the MFB will be partnering with the Hunger Task Force to fight hunger in the Milwaukee area. If you bring 2 or more non-perishable food items, you'll receive a discounted admission to the concert. A discount for helping doesn't get much better than that!

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