Concert Band Set to Perform
The Moore County Concert Band, under the direction of David Seiberling, will present its second concert of the season at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in the Grand Ballroom of the Carolina Hotel.
The theme for this concert is: “Old Chestnuts.”
In the music world, “musical chestnuts” are those “golden oldies,” those tunes or other musical treats that bring back fond memories and conjure up remembrances of where you were, whom you were with, a special day or date, an event or simply happy memories from the past.
Seiberling has chosen a series of diverse selections from the concert, opera, novelty, march and show tune venues, with no particular musical period in mind.
The “old chestnuts” in this concert are drawn from the music of Gustav Holst, Henry Fillmore, Gioachino Rossini, Aaron Copland, Leroy Anderson, Jerome Kern and Karl King.
The band will also introduce and accompany trombone soloist Dr. Mark E. Britt, a noted chamber musician, soloist and director. He is chairman of the music department of Furman University and has been a member of its faculty since 1995.
Britt will be playing the music of two contemporary composers, Gareth Wood and Sammy Nestico.
The Moore County Concert Band is in it 29th season of presenting free concerts to the Sandhills community.
The band is an all-volunteer organization of more than 65 members, made up of players of varying ages and abilities and welcomes anyone who plays, or has played, a band instrument.
For information check the band’s website www.moorecountyband.com or call (910) 295-2303.
Future concerts will be May 29 and July 4 at the Carolina Hotel.
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