Celebrating 30 years in existence, the North Suburban Concert Band presents its annual Cathedral Concert March 4.
The pre-spring concert, under the direction of John Rosner, features a variety of works ranging from classic to contemporary.
The performance starts at 3 p.m. and will be held at Meadow Creek Church, 3037 Bunker Lake Blvd. N.W. The free concert will include a goodwill offering for the Courage Center.
The NSCB will perform such works as Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide” and Karl King’s “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March.”
Minnesota Orchestra’s associate principal horn player Herbert Winslow will be featured in two concertos. The first, Camille Saint Saens’ “Morceau De Concert” is a classic horn repertoire piece featuring soaring melodies and rhythmic exchanges between the band and Winslow’s horn. The second, a contemporary piece by Charles Fernandez, “Scherzo for Horn and Concert Band,” features a wide range of rapid finger work for the horn.
The concert will also include such contemporary works as “Dusk” by Steven Bryant, “Nevermore” by Brian Balmeges and “Arabesque” by Samuel R. Hazo.
The band was started in 1981 under the direction of Clay McCarney. Other directors throughout the years have been Michael Halstenson, Steve Lyons, Michael Scott and John Lace. Rosner took over as director in 2005. The group has played at Memorial Day ceremonies, picnics and both indoor and outdoor concerts. The band toured Finland in 1995 and traveled to Norway in 2005. It now has 72 members.
NSCB is open to adult musicians and includes members from throughout the northern suburbs and beyond.
For more information, visit the band’s website at www.nscband.org.