Sunday, February 19, 2012

Concert Preview: Milwaukee Festival Brass

Join the Milwaukee Festival Brass, under the direction of Dr. Martin Rowden, on Sunday March 25th at 3pm in the Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College.  The concert is entitled Best of the British, and will feature all music from the UK.

Included on the concert is a fantastic championship test piece: Journey into Freedom by Eric Ball, one of the most renown composers of British Brass Band music. For those of you who are not familiar, Brass Bands in Britain compete in performance in their respective divisions, not unlike college athletic teams here in the US.  Journey into Freedom is a piece that all the competing bands would play for judges (who are screened from the performers so that only the music performance is judged).  Test pieces, such as this one, are deliberately difficult, and will test all of the musical and technical qualities of the band.

Other offerings on the concert include Moorside Suite by Gustav Holst, Londonderry Aire, and music from the motion picture 633 Squadron.

The concert is also a fund raiser/non perishable food raising occasion for Hunger Task Force. Bring 2 or more non-perishable food items to the event and get a discount on admission!

For more information, please check the MFB web site:

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