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The North Carolina Brass Band performs its opening concert of the 2019-20 season, Brass at the Opera! Your opera favorites brought to you with the beauty, versatility, and majesty of brass! Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening of spectacular music!
Friday, September 13th – 7:30pm – UNCG Auditorium in Greensboro
Saturday, September 14th - 7:30pm – Brendle Recital Hall in Winston-Salem
$20/adult - $5/student
More information at www.ncbrassband.org
The North Carolina Brass Band, under the direction of Brian Meixner, is a 28-member brass band composed of many of the finest brass players and percussionists in the state. Including symphony orchestra musicians, leading soloists, chamber music professionals, jazz artists, brass and percussion professors at universities throughout the region and highly sought after freelance professionals, the diverse musicians of the NCBB have come together to create an ensemble as colorful and rich as the literature they perform.
The NCBB provides concertgoers with a variety of musical styles; including transcriptions of music for orchestra, wind band, choir, jazz and pop music, and the wealth of exciting original music written for brass band. The NCBB's unique sound makes for a highly enjoyable concert experience.
The North Carolina Brass Band has thrust onto the music scene with the recording of two albums and thrilling audiences with performances in its home region of the Piedmont Triad and beyond. Performances at the Great American Brass Band Festival and the North Carolina Music Educators Association convention were received enthusiastically.
SEPTEMBER 2019 PROGRAM – "BRASS AT THE OPERA"
Introduction to the Third Act of "Lohengrin" - Wagner A "Carmen" Fantasy
Bizet/Langford Nessun Dorma - Puccini/Snell David Dash, cornet soloist
Overture to Act 1 - "Phantom of the Opera" - Lloyd Webber/Wilkinson
The Music of the Night - "Phantom of the Opera" - Lloyd Webber/Himes
Overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor" - Nicolai/Lorriman
Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner/Mortimer
Overture to "Porgy and Bess" - Gershwin/Mortimer
Un bel di vedremo (One Fine Day) from "Madama Butterfly" - Puccini/Devlin
The Three Little Maids - Sullivan/Devlin
Overture to H.M.S Pinafore - Sullivan/Marlatt
Overture to "Candide" - Bernstein/Snell