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Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmIn Residence

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Originally a designation for a solo or small group of a solo instruments accompanied by a larger ensemble, the concerto has evolved considerably over the last 300 years. By the dawn of the 20th century, the definition had expanded to encompass any composition that highlighted different musical features of an ensemble. Each piece on this unique program presents a different take on the idea of the concerto, from the traditional to the eclectic. What binds these works together is the virtuosic display of the considerable capabilities of each of the many instruments of the symphonic band. Two living composers will join the Marine Band for performances of their music during this concert: Steven Bryant, with his brilliant Concerto for Wind Ensemble that has quickly become one of the most innovative works in the contemporary wind repertoire, and local composer David Froom, who has written a new concerto for wind ensemble entitled Three Fantasy Dances composed specifically for “The President’s Own,” and this concert will be its world première.

This concert will also feature a solo by 2020 Marine Band Concerto Competition winner clarinetist Aaron Lipsky of Arden, N.C.

Performer(s): The United States Marine Band

Piece(s) being performed:

Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA, United States

Conductor: Jason Fettig

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