From Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Rhythm” to Bernstein’s selections from “Candid” to the gigantic “Finale” from Brahms’ 1st Symphony and a world premier of “Sonoran Celebration” by composer Mark Wolfram commissioned by the Winds for this 30th anniversary will display the virtuosity of the ASW ensemble.
This gala concert includes the appearance of Korby Myrick internationally critically acclaimed classically trained mezzo soprano specializing in opera and other genre of music. Her impeccable artistry has earned the praise of the “Opera News” magazine.
Who: Arizona Symphonic Winds
What: Spring Gala Concert
When: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium
Cost: Free to the public
Sonoran Celebration is a concert overture which was inspired by the great Sonoran desert. The work uses a series of celebratory fanfare motifs which are woven throughout the piece – sometimes brassy and boisterous, sometimes warm and smooth – depicting the vast breath, beauty and variety of the Sonoran desert. Woodwind and brass choirs answer each other’s statements – ultimately combining to depict the majesty of the desert. This upbeat work features many soloists and every section in the band.