Washington Symphonic Brass – American Tribute

Washington Symphonic Brass

American Tribute  Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 PM

Ulysses Grant reportedly said that he could remember only two tunes: one was “Dixie” and the other wasn’t.   At this concert, you’ll hear far more than those two tunes.  You’ll experience the beloved melodies of the blue and gray in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.   The reflections of contemporary composers, including Aaron Copland’s moving Lincoln Portrait, give resonance to the Civil War’s lasting legacy and Veteran’s Day.

Guest conductor Douglas Mears conducts this spectacular concert that will bring this part of American history alive for all ages.  Invite a veteran!

Re-enactors and Civil War buffs, come in your uniforms and costumes and buy one ticket and get one free!

Tickets for Washington Symphonic Brass performances will be sold at the door.  They are $30 for adults.  The Student Rush  free ticket program is active for students with valid IDs.

Scheduled to be performed:
Veterans Past & Present:  An American Tribute
Fanfare for the Common Man
Sacred Hills
Horn & Piano: based on American Indian Melodies
Born on the Fourth of July
“Adagio” from Festive Sonata
Civil War Medley
American Salute–Johnny Comes Marching Home
Stephen Foster Medley
Lincoln Portrait
Battle Hymn of the Republic

Coming in spring:
The Best of All Possible Worlds: Brass on Broadway 
– Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:30 PM
There’s nothing like the electricity of 42nd Street.  Starting a century ago, Broadway inspired composers to new heights by bringing together classical techniques with popular forms.  From Gershwin’s soulful Porgy and Bess to Bernstein’s West Side Story and Candide, we’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of Great White Way highlights.   A. Scott Wood conducts this show of showstoppers!