Northwinds Concert Band, under the direction of Larry Marsh, will present a special spring concert on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in a program that includes a wide variety of exciting music, ranging from marches and pop tunes to thrilling symphonic works.
The program will also highlight soloists from the band, including “High-Lo,” a duet for piccolo (Colleen Donohue) and tuba (Chaz Wilkes), a tribute to Scott Joplin featuring pianist Margaret Christensen. Jesse Frederickson returns with another soaring tenor aria, and sticks will be flying when Cliff McDaniel plays “Timpanissimo!” The trombone section stars in “Blessed Bones.”
The program will take a Latin turn with music from Santana, the rock band that first came to public attention 50 years ago at Woodstock.
Marsh is pleased to announce that Northwinds’ principal clarinetist, Michael Montague, has written a lovely new book, “The Science of Music and the Music of Science,” which will be released at the concert. Dr. Montague, who is himself a scientist and musician, will be on hand for a book signing, and the concert will feature his arrangement of themes from Alexander Borodin, the famous Russian composer who was also a world-class chemist.
The 2019 Hawthorne Players’ Duckie DeMere Scholarship winners will be announced at the concert.
Northwinds has presented concerts in the Civic Center Theatre for over thirty years. Maestro Marsh, who has directed the ensemble since 1982, hopes that the large crowds who attend the holiday concerts in December will find their way back into the theatre this May for a great spring concert during Valley of Flowers weekend.