Friday, January 2, 2015

Spring Concert

Winds in Time 2

Great Music from Great Composers

The second in our series of concerts exploring the history of Wind Band music from 
1900 to 1950

St Mary's Church, Thatcham

Saturday 14th March, 7.30pm

Our programme for this concert includes two of the very best pieces written for Wind Band in the early 1900s. Percy Grainger's masterpiece, Lincolnshire Posy, a collection of folk songs collected by the composer and dedicated  to " the old folksingers who sang so sweetly to me" whose musical portraits he conveys in his arrangements and Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett, one of America's greatest Broadway composers and arrangers. This is a fun collection of rag time pieces inspired by the tunes heard in the dance hall of 'Electric Park' in 1940's Kansas City.
Of course we have to include works by Holst and Vaughan Williams, great composers who, as well as writing beautiful pieces for Orchestras, also wrote pieces that are played by Wind Bands all over the world today.

Tickets in advance £10 (Concessions £8, U18s £2)
On the door £12 (or £10 and £2 respectively)
Or from, Lily' s Boutique in Thatcham, Orchestra members or contact Gay Spackman 0118 9712575

Special offer for Concert Virgins: We really love our music and reckon that the sights and sounds of a real live wind orchestra are something to behold. To encourage people who’ve never been to one of our concerts before, we’ve set up our Concert Virgin scheme, offering free tickets to first-timers to our concerts. For more information on how to obtain your free tickets, please contact Gay.

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