LARRY BLACK, Trumpet, is the guest soloist with the HENDERSONVILLE COMMUNITY BAND for our Spring Fever Concert on March 16, 2014.
Mr. Black will be featured in “The Debutante,” by Herbert Clarke, “Valdres” (a Norwegian march) by Johannes Hansson, and “Bugler’s Holiday” (as part of a trumpet trio), by Leroy Anderson.
He will perform with the 80-member Hendersonville Community Band under the direction of Winford Franklin on March 16, 2014 at 3pm, in the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall in Flat Rock, NC.
Mr. Black retired from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2003 and moved to the Brevard area where his elder son and family live. He has been musically active in the area performing with the Brevard Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Appalachian Brass Quintet, the Asheville Choral Society and the Greenville, SC Orchestra.
He has taught trumpet for the past 42 years. Before moving to North Carolina he taught at Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, Agnes Scot College, West Georgia College, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and was a guest instructor of trumpet at Furman University in 2006. He presently teaches at Brevard College and Western Carolina University.
The band’s percussion section will be adding heat to the ‘Spring Fever’ theme in a jazzy Latin number, “Percussion Espagnole” by Robert Prince. “Chorale and Shaker Dance” by John Zdechlik, a lively composition containing elements of Celtic music and based on the Shaker tune, Simple Gifts, will be part of the program. Other pieces include: “Mannin Veen” by Haydn Wood, the March from “Suite for Variety Orchestra, No. 1” by Dmitri Shostakovich, and “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tschesnokoff. The program will conclude with ever-popular show tunes from “The Sound of Music.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, free admission for students. Tickets are available at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, Laurel Park Wine Market and at the door. For more information call 715-797-2260.