Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kevin Scott conducts Maybrook Wind Ensemble in Spring 2015 Concert, Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7 PM, Maybrook Senior Center, Maybrook, NY

Kevin Scott, Director
Maybrook Wind Ensemble

Kevin Scott writes:

Hello, folks!
I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather, and looking forward to the trees blooming once again!

Since our first concert in December, the Maybrook Wind Ensemble has grown a bit, and we're still in search of more players! But right now we're all geared up to do our first spring concert, which will take place a week from this Friday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m at the Maybrook Senior Center, located in the village's government center and park off of Route 208, about two miles south of I-84.
Our program? Quite a nice selection, as our featured offering will be Leonard Bernstein's Three Dance Episodes from the hit musical "On the Town," which is currently playing on Broadway! We're only three years away when the world will be celebrating Lenny's 100th birthday (can you imagine if he lived that long?), so if we're around, we'll play some more of his music!

Also on the bill is Mendelssohn's Ruy Blas Overture and Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess, as well as select marches by Beethoven, Sousa, Fillmore, Hall and Gregorio Diaz, the last composer recently becoming known for a re-discovery of his Third Army March, composed during World War 2 when Mr. Diaz served as the bandmaster of that division, and dedicated the march to its then-commanding officer, General George S. Patton, Jr. It has since made its rounds with many community bands across the nation.

In addition to the band selections, the flute section of the ensemble will perform two selections - an arrangement of "Duke" Ellington's "Satin Doll", and a suite from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the release of the film.

The concert is free, with a goodwill offering to help raise funds for the ensemble to procure their own musical supplies, including percussion.

So if you are able to attend, please come on down - or up - and join us. There will be a reception after the concert.
Thanks much, and stay tuned for many good things to come.
Kevin Scott
Director, Maybrook Wind Ensemble

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