The Milwaukee Festival Brass will present “Brass at Night,” the third concert of its 2013-2014 season on Saturday March 8 at 7 PM. In this evocatively titled program, listeners will embark on a journey from the twilight hours of dusk, through the romance of the evening hours, to the mystery and fascination that the late night brings.
When asked about the theme of the concert, Music Director Mark A. Taylor said this: When
we are young children, the night can be scary, dark and full of the unknown. But
as we grow older, the night becomes a magical time – its darkness rich with possibilities
for romance, imagination, dreams. It is
perhaps no coincidence that, like bedtime stories, most performances in the
theatre occur at night, when our imaginations are a little freer to embrace
concert will include a recent arrangement for brass band by noted New York
composer Joseph Turrin. The band’s solo
euphonium, David Meyer, will perform the famous “Nessun dorma” aria from
Puccini’s Turandot. Other selections will include “Music of the
Night” from Phantom of the Opera, and
a beautiful rendition of the Welsh lullaby, “All Through the Night.” A medley of show-stopping melodies by
Broadway legend Cole Porter will conclude the performance.
anticipation of its upcoming entry into the North American Brass Band
Championships, the band will perform selections from its contest program,
including Edward Gregson’s Partita
and Michael Ball’s Chaucer’s Tunes.
Milwaukee Festival Brass will present “Brass at Night” on Saturday, March 8,
2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Schwan Concert Hall, on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran
College, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. Tickets are $12, or $9 for seniors and
students. Group rates are available. For more information, please visit the band’s
website at www.mfbrass.org.