Washington Symphonic Brass Hears the Call

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Washington Symphonic Brass explores instruments ancient and modern on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis.  Their program, “Hearing the Call – Music for Modern and Ancient Brass, featuring music for Conch Shells and Shofar” will feature works that use a conch shell and shofar as featured instruments.  A. Scott Wood conducts this group of premier players in works by Gabrieli, Rautavaara, Shatin, Tomasi and DiLorenzo.   “Teruah,” by Judith Shatin, features a shofar as a solo instrument.  Another featured piece was written by trumpet player and WSB co-founder Phil Snedecor.   This concert is an excellent opportunity for kids to hear professional musicians play and to meet them after the concert.

Past WSB performances have left audiences on their feet cheering.  Excellent musicianship combined with a sense of fun are the group’s hallmarks, making every concert a must-hear event that music lovers of all ages can enjoy.  This concert is presented by Live Arts Maryland, home of the Annapolis Chorale, and St. Anne’s Church.

The WSB was founded in 1993 by the late Milton Stevens and trumpeter Phil Snedecor.  Its 17 core members are among the finest brass and percussion players in the region and are featured in the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, military service bands and other DC-area performing ensembles.

Students with valid IDs and under 18 are admitted free using Live Arts Maryland’s Student Rush ticket program.  Adult tickets are $30 (plus a $3 per-ticket service charge) and are on sale now at the Maryland Hall Box Office, 410-280-5640, or visit www.marylandhall.org.

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