Hendersonville Community Band is opening its 33rd season with “Pieces from Britain,” showcasing some of the best of English composers and music. Among the composers are Gustav Holst (First Suite in Eb for Military Band with its beautiful euphonium opening), Sir Edward Elgar (Nimrod), Sir Kenneth J. Alford (Colonel Bogey March), Sir Malcom Arnold (Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo), and Philip Sparke (To a New Dawn). HCB will also play Bond…James Bond, a medley of Bond movie themes arranged by Stephen Bulla and excerpts from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves by Michael Kamen. Kamen is an American composer who lived about half his life in England, including while composing the piece, so he counts as British. Mr. Franklin will conduct all but Nimrod and To a New Dawn, which Dr. Hairston will conduct. The concert is Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall at Blue Ridge Community College. Tickets are $10.00 except for students, who are free. Tickets are available at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, at the door, and from band members. For additional information, call 828-713-8590.
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