Saturday November 16, 2019
Houston Brass Band
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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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.

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Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here or by phone when you buy your concert tickets in advance. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Menu includes Roast Beef Au Jus, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Green Beans, Salad Bar, Yeast Rolls, Carrot Cake for dessert, iced tea and coffee. Menu is subject to change.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend. Call the office or send email to to make reservations or inquiries.

Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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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
W.A. Mozart
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)
Gustav Mahler

Florentiner March (arr. Roger Barsotti)
Julius Fučík
Concerto for Trumpet (1899)(arr. Paul Wright)
Allegro moderato
Adagio religioso — Allegretto
Rondo. Allegro scherzando
John Parker, trumpet
Oskar Böhme
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