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April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Raritan Valley Symphonic Band proudly presents its annual spring concert, “Hymns & Songs for Winds”, on Sunday, April 28 at 7 PM. The concert will be held at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, 600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater. Our featured soloist is Kenneth DeCarlo.
Trumpeter Kenneth DeCarlo has performed, toured and recorded with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan and other ensembles in the New York City area. He is also currently a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra. Mr. DeCarlo has been a member of the Brass Faculty at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts since 2014, and will be Head of Brass starting at the Fall Semester 2019. Mr. DeCarlo, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. DeCarlo will be performing “Carnival of Venice” and “My Old Kentucky Home” with the RVSB. He will also hold a Trumpet Master Class prior to the concert at 5:30 PM.
In addition, the RVSB, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Sumner, will perform music specifically written for concert band, including Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band”, Jerry Bilik’s “American Civil War Fantasy” and many more.
The RVSB will also be performing the same program at the Association of Concert Bands convention at Woodcliff Lake, NJ on the previous Wednesday. Only 14 community bands selected through audition to perform at this annual event.
The RVSB is comprised of a cross-section of 75 musicians from the northern and central New Jersey area, including professional musicians and music educators, as well as amateur musicians ranging in age from high school through retirees.
As always, admission to the concert and Master Class is FREE.
This concert is funded, in part, by a grant from the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. For more information about the band please visit www.rvsb.org.