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It has been well-known for quite some time that the most vibrant and exciting area of music composition in the 20th century has been music for films. From the beginning [...]
It has been well-known for quite some time that the most vibrant and exciting area of music composition in the 20th century has been music for films. From the beginning of the era of “talking movies” composers have been drawn to this medium in far greater numbers than is generally known, and almost every significant composer of the 20th century has written for films. Included on the Heart of Texas Concert Band’s opening concert of the 2015-16 concert season are George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Though not written for films, Gershwin’s timeless masterpiece was included in one of the earliest Technicolor short subjects, produced in 1930 and featuring the Paul Whitman Orchestra. The great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote for films soon after his return to the Soviet Union, producing the Symphonic Suite that he extracted from his music for the film “Lt. Kijé.” Also included is music from Walt Disney’s classic film “Mary Poppins” with music by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman, the “Parade of the Charioteers” from Miklós Rózsa’s score for the film “Ben-Hur,” and the symphonic suite from the film “The Wind and the Lion” composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm CST
1300 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
McAllister Auditorium1300 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
The Heart of Texas Concert Band will welcome Barry Hearn, Associate Principal Trombone with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC for a performance of Johan de Meij’s “T-Bone Concerto.” [...]
The Heart of Texas Concert Band will welcome Barry Hearn, Associate Principal Trombone with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC for a performance of Johan de Meij’s “T-Bone Concerto.” The composer of the concerto, Johan de Meij is a trombonist himself and quite a funny fellow, using the slang term for the instrument he plays as the name of the concerto and naming the individual movements 1. Rare, 2. Medium and 3. Well Done. The soloist joined the NSO in 2009 after a career that included membership in the US Army Field Band and the US Army Ceremonial Band. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Illinois, and is the son of long time HTxCB members Dean and Elise Hearn. Rounding out the program is Russian composer Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2. Borodin, one of the composers known as the “Mighty Five” was a chemist by profession and an amateur composer, but the beautiful melodic nature of his music has caused it to be forever popular, not least due to its being used in the Broadway musical (and later film) “Kismet.” The interesting blend of Slavic nationalism and Russian lyricism in his music is heard on every page of the symphony.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm CST
Trinity Baptist Church
319 E Mulberry Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
Trinity Baptist Church319 E Mulberry Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212