Cascade Winds in Concert at the Tower Theatre
Yes, it's that time of the year again. Coming next Monday, June 12, at 7:30PM, live in concert at the Tower Theatre is the Cascade Winds Symphonic Band. Yes, we're moving up in the world and we're playing at the Tower (to quote Snarky, we're big tits now!), and we're expecting a (hopefully) packed house so we can do two concerts next time around.
Among the pieces we're playing:
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Procession of the Nobles by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
Poeme Montagnard by Jan Van der Roost
In The Winter of 1730 by James Swearingen
Americans We by Henry Fillmore
Tuba Tiger Rag by Harry DeCosta
And let me tell ya -- that Poeme Montagnard piece is one of the most wonderfully intense, entertaining and challenging pieces the band has played, and I really think the concert's worth coming to just for that reason (we've been working our rear-ends off on it). Heck, any piece has to be good when it's stocked with a crapload of percussion, a harp, piano, celeste, and a bunch of recorders (yes, those things we all played in the third grade, just much higher quality and much better sounding).
Tickets are free and are available at the Tower Theatre (they're in short supply) and they'll be letting folks in at the door after all the folks with tickets have been let in first. More information is available at the Cascade Winds concert page. That page says that you can get them from band members, but I know I don't have any extras (and if I manage to get ahold of some, I'll be giving them to the Tower).
And I know a couple of local bloggers live a few blocks from there, so I expect to see you there </guilt trip>