This Sunday (April 28, 2013) the Smoky Mountain Brass Band will be performing a concert at Groce United Methodist Church in Asheville, NC. The concert is free, but we will be collecting a good will offering that will be split between a charity for the church and to help pay for the band’s expenses for the season. It starts at 3:00 PM.
I’ve programmed a variety of music for this concert, so there should be a little bit for everyone. There are a couple of pieces by James Curnow, Brass Metamorphosis and Concertpiece for Cornet (which will feature Asheville High School math teacher, Bill Ross, on the solo – he sounds great on this). There are a couple of march transcriptions. Many will recognize Colonel Bogey March from the film Bridge on the River Kwai. One of our cornet players, Peter Voisin, arranged a couple of pieces for the group, Bring Him Home from Les Misérables and Sleep, a really beautiful piece by Eric Whitacre (see embedded video below for Whitacre’s virtual choir performance of it).
If your in western North Carolina this Sunday please come hear our performance and be sure to say hello.