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Sunday, February 8, 3 PM
Harriton High School
600 North Ithan Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010
Catherine Getchell, Trumpet, and Sam Getchell, Trombone
in Aaron Coplan's Quiet City
The Merion Concert Band welcomes back Catherine Getchell, performing in Aaron Copland's Quiet City. Catherine recently moved back to Pittsburgh, and the band is pleased to have her back as a soloist for this concert. She will be joined by her husband and the band's assistant conductor, Sam Getchell. Copland originally wrote this in 1939 as incidental music for Irwin Shaw's short-running play of the same name. The following year he composed the concert piece for trumpet, English horn and string orchestra. Copland based the composition entirely on the thematic materials of the music to the play. The piece has been described as brooding and elegiac. The band is presenting a version arranged for wind ensemble by Donald Hunsberger with Sam playing the English horn part on trombone.
Other selections on this program are:
Esprit de Corps, Robert Jager
Canterbury Chorale, Jan Van der Roost
New England Triptych, William Schuman
Peacherine Rag, Scott Joplin
Toccata Marziale, R. Vaughan Williams
Rolling Thunder, Henry Fillmore
Slava, Leonard Bernstein
This concert is free and open to the public. There is ample parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible.
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