The North Coast Symphonic Band will present a FREE concert at 2 P.M. on Sunday, April 7, at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon. “In the Spotlight” is the title of the program which will feature soloists and guest conductors from the local community. Doors open for general seating at 1:15 P.M. and the Northern Lights Flute Ensemble will perform a prelude starting at 1:30.
Dave Becker of Manzanita, conductor and musical director of the North Coast Symphonic Band, says, “The NCSB frequently brings in guest soloists and conductors to delight the audience and provide fresh approaches and challenging experiences for the musicians. For this concert, we opted to look no further than our own talented performers and conductors in the band to put them ‘in the spotlight.’ In addition to soloists and conductors, we will feature a member’s original composition and showcase sections of the band from the top (flutes) to the bottom (tubas)!”
Featured soloists include NCSB regulars Bob La Torre of Manzanita on trumpet, Marten King of Tigard on clarinet, Amanda McClure of Warrenton on piano, and former bass trombonist with the Oregon Symphony, Alan Pierce. Feature conductors include NCSB assistant conductor John Hammond, Warrenton Schools music educator Michael McClure, and Ocean Beach music educator Brian Bergman. The tuba and string bass section will be featured in a march titled “Them Basses.”
Thanks to the generosity of NCSB sponsor and supporters, the concert is free for all ages. For more information, visit www.northcoastsymphonicband.org, find us on Facebook or call 503-325-2431.
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