Saturday November 16, 2019
Houston Brass Band
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Houston Brass Band will return to the Festival Concert Hall stage at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 16. Led by Houston Symphony trumpeter Robert Walp, the band will perform a lively and entertaining program of British brass band music.
Mr. Walp will lead the HBB in Richard Strauss' Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Bruckner's final motet, and the finale to Gustav Mahler's Resurrection Symphony. John Parker, Houston Symphony Associate Principal Trumpet, will demonstrate his virtuosic talent in the Concerto for Trumpet by Oskar Boehme, newly arranged for the Houston Brass Band by Paul Wright. Rounding out the program will be Viennese favorites, including Pizzicato Polka, superbly arranged for brass band.
Houston Brass Band was formed in 2000 by several brass music enthusiasts, inspired by the British film Brassed Off, and was a casual ensemble. In 2006 HBB asked Robert Walp to coach the cornet section. Mr. Walp, Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony, worked with the cornets, then the entire ensemble. The group's enthusiasm led to Mr. Walp becoming that Band's first Music Director. Under Robert Walp's expert direction, Houston Brass Band began a period of significant improvement, transforming it from a local community group to the professional-level organization you see and hear today.
Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Buy tickets online, by calling 979-249-3129, or at the door. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the west side of the concert hall. Doors open at 2:00 PM.
Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend. Call the office or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations or inquiries.
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|Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare (arr. D. White)||Richard Strauss|
|Os Justi Meditabitur (arr. Paul Wright)||Anton Bruckner|
|Under the Double Eagle (arr. Gordon Langford)||Josef Franz Wagner|
|"La ci darem la mano" from "Don Giovanni"(arr. Howard Lorriman) |
Audrey Foster, Flügelhorn
Matthew George, baritone
|Vexilla Regis (arr. Paul Wright)||Anton Bruckner|
|Tales of the Vienna Woods (arr. J.G. Mortimer)||Johann Strauss, Jr.|
|Symphony No. 2 (arr. Philip Harper)|
|Florentiner March (arr. Roger Barsotti)||Julius Fučík|
|Concerto for Trumpet (1899)(arr. Paul Wright)|
Adagio religioso — Allegretto
Rondo. Allegro scherzando
John Parker, trumpet
|Tannhauser Overture (arr. S.W. Ord-Hume)||Richard Wagner|
|Pizzicato Polka, op. 449 (arr. Derek Ashmore)||Johann Strauss, Jr.|
|Nibelungen March (arr. Howard Lorriman)||Richard Wagner|