The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band will present the first concert of its 2019-2020 season on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Summit High School Auditorium. Admission is free though donations will be accepted. The performance will commence with a fast paced and dramatic work titled "Synergy Rising," which the composer, Ryan Nowlin, refers to as a work that captures "a myriad of emotions including intense joy and excitement." The work features the prominent exploits of the percussion section and creative use of the saxophones. (You'll simply have to come to the concert to find out what that means!) Two non-traditional (non-Sousa) marches will also be heard, the "Little English Girl March" by D. Delle Cese, and Jerry Bilik's "Block M Concert March," along with the recently composed and deeply emotional "Until Morning Come" by Andrew Boss.
"Tanczi" by the noted Belgian composer, conductor and trombone player, Jan Van der Roost, is one of the two large scale works on the concert. Written in the style of traditional Russian folk music, the work expounds on opposites: melancholy versus fiery temperament, virtuosity versus intimate moments, melodic expression versus spicy rhythms. The concluding work, is a delightful transcription by Marco Tamanini of George Gershwin's timeless classic "An American In Paris." Gershwin himself explains his rhapsodic composition as "the impressions of an Amreican visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city, listens to the various street noises, and absorbs the French atmosphere." It's a tour de force for the concert band and will certainly delight listeners of all ages.