Date(s) - 11/01/2015
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Quincy Junior High School
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The inspiration of the visual arts on music, and music on the visual arts, is evident throughout Western culture.
On Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theater, the Quincy Concert Band will present its free concert “Pictures.” Come hear your nationally recognized QCB — a 2015 American Prize Semi-Finalist in Community Band Performance.
One of the most famous works inspired by visual arts is Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (1874). Brought to life by Ravel’s 1922 orchestration, this piano work is generally considered to be an orchestral masterpiece. QCB will be presenting the most well-known band transcription, commissioned by the famous Goldman Band in 1936.
Other works will include music from a picture about a building full of pictures. The band composition, Scenes from “The Louvre,” is adapted from the 1965 Emmy winning original film score by Dello Joio. This five-movement suite covers the period of the famous Paris museum’s development during the Renaissance utilizing themes by composers and compositions of the time period.
Gustav Holst’s A Moorside Suite is a picturesque portrayal of the English countryside. A masterpiece of Holst’s maturity, this three-movement work achieves a synthesis of his unique compositional language with strong folk-song influences of 20 years earlier.
Additional scenes will include an arrangement of Gershwin’s Strike Up The Band, the overture from the Broadway musical of the same name, and Richard Saucedo’s With Each Sunset.
Many individuals contribute their dedication and determination to the continued growth and success of the band. The very existence of this organization is one of the “quality of life” factors that sets Quincy apart from so many communities. The Quincy Concert Band is an all-volunteer organization comprised of adult musicians from the greater Quincy area and welcomes new members at the beginning of each concert cycle. The band is under the direction of Dr. Trent Hollinger.
There is no admission charge for QCB concerts. These concerts are made possible through the generosity of our patrons.