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January 11, 2016
Monday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The 44-piece Ketchikan Community Concert Band will perform a Winter Concert on Thursday evening, January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Ketchikan High School Auditorium. This special Winter Concert takes the place of the usual Fall/Holiday Program. Special highlights will include the performance of von Weber’s “Concertino for Oboe and Chamber Winds” with Kathleen Light as soloist. Mike Kurth will also perform the “Serenade for Horn and Band” by Barry Milner.


Ketchikan Community Concert Band
Photographed during a December's performance...
Photo by Sheila Miller

Other popular offerings will include “Gershwin, By George”, “Prelude on Greensleeves”, “Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)”, and “Star Wars – The Marches”. “Baba Yetu” is a theme derived from the Swahili interpretation of “The Lord’s Prayer”, and is also featured in the video game, “Civilization IV”. The concert will close with the traditional favorite “Russian Christmas Music”. This piece will feature all of the sections in the band in Alfred Reed’s adaptation of an ancient Russian Christmas carol (“Carol of the Russian Children”), combining it with original material and elements derived from the liturgical music of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Although written in one continuous movement, there are four distinct sections, which the composer originally sub-titled “Children’s Carol”, “Antiphonal Chant”, “Village Song”, and the closing “Cathedral Chorus”.

Tickets will be available at the door - $10.00 for adults, and persons under 18 are free.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews



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