Brevard College Symphonic Winds winter concert rescheduled

Due to the potential for winter weather, the Brevard College Symphonic Winds concert scheduled for Tuesday evening has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Porter Center for Performing Arts.

Original press release:

Brevard College Symphonic Winds and A.C. Reynolds High School Band Present Feb. 11 Winter Concert

The A. C. Reynolds High School Band will join the Brevard College Symphonic Winds for a winter concert program on Tuesday, February 11.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts. A pre-concert lecture presented by Conductor of the Symphonic Winds Dr. Miller Asbill will begin at 7 p.m.

The Brevard College Symphonic Winds, directed by Dr. Asbill, and the Reynolds High School Band, directed by Sean Smith, will jointly present the first half of the program.

The program features a new band arrangement by local resident Andrew Balent of George Frederick Handel’s Chaconne with Thirteen Variations. Balent, who has published more than 500 band pieces, will be present for this performance.

Two Brevard College student conductors also will be featured on the program. Olivia Willie will conduct David Heuser’s Three Places in the Texas Hill Country. Cameron Nixon will conduct Native American composer Brent Michael Davids’ Grandmother’s Song, a work written in the Mohican Indian tradition. Rounding out the first half of the program are two unique works, John Mackey’s Strange Humors and Kevin Puts’ Charm.

Brevard College junior DeAngelo Smotherson, winner of the College’s 2014 student Concerto Competition, will join the Symphonic Winds to perform the famous trumpet solo, The Carnival of Venice.

The program will close with Immersion, a unique three movement suite by American composer Alex Shapiro. Shapiro, who lives on the Pacific Ocean in Washington State, combines music and a pre-recorded soundscape with an accompanying visual presentation to help listeners experience what it’s like to visit the ocean realm that she sees every day.


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