New conductor

Region - posted Sep, 25 2013

REGION- On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in Leamy Concert Hall, the Coast Guard Band ushers in a new era of leadership with their first performance under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson. Join us for an afternoon program as LCDR Williamson conducts a program dedicated to “firsts." This program begins with a world premiere performance of “Ready for the Call,” written by USCG Band trombonist and arranger, MU1 Sean Nelson. LCDR Adam Williamson then follows with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava!,” a work written to commemorate Mstislav Rostropovich’s first season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra. MU1 Greg Case performs Paul Creston’s “Concerto for Saxophone,” and USCG Band vocalist MU1 Megan Weikleenget is featured on three short works by the great songwriter Kurt Weill. The program concludes with the Band’s first performance of William Bolcom’s 2008 composition, “First Symphony for Band,” an emotional and challenging work that features all musicians on stage. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Leamy Concert Hall is located at 15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, and is accessible to the handicapped. For more information about the Coast Guard Band, visit www.uscg.mil/band or call the Concert Information Line at 860-701-6826.


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