For immediate release
October 23, 2006
Contact: Jacquie Lucy
Baltimore Symphonic Band concert celebrates the artists
Sunday, Nov. 5 at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Perry Hall
Baltimore County, Md. – The Baltimore Symphonic Band will
Celebrate the Artists during its fall 2006 concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
5 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road in Perry Hall.
The Baltimore Symphonic Band, in residence at the Community College of
Baltimore County, Essex, combines the skills and talents of an all-age,
all-volunteer ensemble presenting band music ranging from marches to
symphonic works. Christopher Wolfe, professor of Music at CCBC and the
founder and musical director of the Baltimore Symphonic Band, is the
assistant principal clarinetist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
“This fall concert includes tributes marking Mozart’s 250th anniversary
and Shostakovich’s 100th anniversary,” notes Wolfe. “We also will
perform music saluting the visual arts and artists such as Norman
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Norman Dello Joio’s
Emmy-winning (1964) Scenes from the Louvre, Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Modeste Moussorgsky’s
Pictures at an Exhibition and Hayato Hirose’s Norman Rockwell
Suite will be performed.
Composer Hirose’s Norman Rockwell Suite focuses on three of
the artist’s most famous works – “The Marriage License,” which pictures
a young couple signing their marriage license at city hall which the
receptionist sits there, totally uninterested; “Shuffleton’s Barbershop”
illustrates elderly amateur musicians gathered in the back of a local
barbershop to enjoy playing their instruments, and “Christmas
Homecoming,” a poignant look at Rockwell’s first son, Jarvis, returning
for his first homecoming and being welcomed by the entire family.
This concert is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
For more information, call 443-840-1536.