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Porter Center To Host Concert Honoring Military Veterans


Last updated 11/10/2021 at 1:18pm

The concert on Nov. 19 is free and open to the public. Selections will honor America's military veterans.

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19, at Brevard College's Porter Center.

The Brevard College Director of Bands, Dr. Eric Peterson, will conduct the concert, which includes special selections to honor America's military vet-erans.

Special guests will be the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass under the direction of Jamie Hafner.

The BRSB is a 28-piece brass ensemble comprised of players from the Brevard, Hendersonville Asheville and Greeneville areas.

This unique blend of professional and amateur musicians will offer a wide variety of musical selections.

A special part of the program are three pieces that specifically honor the service of America's military veterans, past and present. Nick Glennie-Smith's beautiful "The Mansions of the Lord" is a musical dedication to our service women and men. "Amber Waves of Grain," composed by James Curnow, is a powerful set of variations based on themes of "America the Beautiful."

Special permission from the United States Military Academy Band at West Point has been granted to present MSG. Douglas A. Richard's "Armed Forces Medley," a musical setting of the official service songs of all five of the nation's armed services.

Hafner will lead the BRSB in several selections for brass and percussion, including Giovanni Gabrieli's "Canzoni Quarti Toni," and an adaptation of Percy Grainger's "Lincoln-shire Posy" for brass ensemble.

The Brevard College Wind Ensemble program features Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs," music from the motion picture "Lincoln," and David Gillingham's "Jeju Memoir."

The concert is free-of-charge to the public; Porter Center Scott Concert Hall doors will be open at 7 p.m.. All audience members will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.


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