April 18, 2024
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Washington Symphonic Brass Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Eve Celtic Celebration

4-leaf-cloverThe Washington Symphonic Brass starts the “wearin’ o’ the green” on St. Patrick’s Day Eve in Annapolis with a “Celtic Celebration” on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 pm at St. Anne’s Church on Church Circle.  The evening celebrates traditional Irish and Scottish music and includes special guests Jacqueline Horner, a member of the celebrated vocal group, Anonymous 4, and bagpiper Charlie Glendinning.   All are invited to wear green or a kilt or both!

The Brass plans an evening of traditional Irish tunes set for a brass ensemble, including “Hector the Hero,” “Oh Danny Boy” and the “Irish Wedding Dance.”  Among the selections performed by Anonymous 4 vocalist Jacqueline Horner are “The Last Rose of Summer” and “Down by the Sally Gardens.”  She will join the Brass for “Dónal Agus Mórag.” Bagpiper Charlie Glendinning will raise the roof when he joins The Brass for “Scotland the Brave.”

The WSB’s core players perform with the area’s best symphony orchestras including the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as in the area’s military service bands and other DC-area performing ensembles.  Fans leave WSB performances cheering and with toes tapping.   Equally at home with everything from Baroque music to Big Band, the WSB has produced several successful CDs.  The WSB was founded in 1993 by the late Milton Stevens and trumpet player/principal arranger Phil Snedecor.

This concert is co-presented by Live Arts Maryland, J. Ernest Green, Music Director, and St. Anne’s Church.   All students may attend free of charge using Live Arts Maryland’s Student Rush ticket program.  Students over 18 must preset a valid student IDs.   Adult tickets are $30 (with a $3 service fee) and are available now online www.liveartsmaryland.org or by calling 410-263-1906.

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