Sunday, April 28, 2013

Concert Preview: Mother's Day with the Milwaukee Festival Brass

The Milwaukee Festival Brass returns to Wisconsin Lutheran College on May 12 for the grand finale concert of its 2012-2013 season, “Queen for a Day.”   This performance, being held on the annual observance of Mothers Day, will pay tribute to the loving care of mothers everywhere.

“What better way to celebrate Mothers Day,” said Music Director Mark A. Taylor, “than to bring Mom and the rest of the family to a concert of terrific music  -- all in her honor!”

The concert will highlight several soloists from among the members of the band, including soprano cornettist David Magoon playing “The Queen of the Night’s Aria” by Mozart; principal euphoniumist David Meyer performing Philip Sparke’s “Fantasy for Euphonium;” and tenor hornist Robert Mason, a member of the Milwaukee Festival Brass High School Apprentice Program, on a lovely arrangement of “Over the Rainbow.”

Many other special surprises await concertgoers, including regal brass fanfares from the lobby, a band-accompanied video presentation, band member tributes to moms, and more. 

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will present “Queen for a Day” on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Schwan Concert Hall, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, WI.  Tickets are $12, or $9 for seniors and students.  Group rates are available.  For more information, please visit the band’s website at

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