Live Arts Maryland presents
Saturday,March 16, 7:30 p.m.
St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle, Annapolis)
Ramp up the St. Patrick’s Day spirit this year with a Celtic music celebration at St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis. The Washington Symphonic Brass has planned an evening of traditional Irish tunes set for a brass ensemble, including “Hector the Hero,” “Oh Danny Boy” and the “Irish Wedding Dance.”
Special guest Anonymous 4 vocalist Jacqueline Horner will perform, among other things, “The Last Rose of Summer” and “Down by the Sally Gardens.” She will join the Brass for “Dónal Agus Mórag.” Bagpiper Charlie Glendinning will pipe several selections and will raise the roof when he joins The Brass for “Scotland the Brave.” Green attire or kilts encouraged!
About the WSB:
Many of the WSB’s members also perform with the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and DC’s top military bands. “We live in an unusual area for brass here in this part of the country,” says Mr. Snedecor. “More brass musicians make a living playing here than in just about any other area of the United States. The close proximity of two major symphony orchestras, the nation’s premier military bands and top-notch music schools mean that here we have many of the finest players in the world.” The result is an amazing pool of talent. The WSB takes full advantage of that statistic with players that are some of the best of the best in this region.
Anyone who has attended a WSB performance in Annapolis would agree that their concerts are exuberant, fun and leave audiences on their feet cheering. They are at home with everything from Baroque music to Big Band and have produced several successful CDs. The WSB was founded in 1993 by the late Milton Stevens and Mr. Snedecor. The group has established a strong reputation for excellence, innovation and a strong sense of fun.
Past WSB performances have left audiences on their feet cheering. Excellent musicianship combined with a sense of fun is the group’s hallmark, making every concert one that music lovers of all ages can enjoy. Here’s what Live Arts Maryland Music Director J. Ernest Green says about this group of musicians: “We couldn’t be happier to present the Washington Symphonic Brass here in Annapolis. These players are the best in the business – the sound just doesn’t get any better.”