The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band is holding their last (free!) concert of their season on Sunday, June 6. It starts at 2pm at the Summit High School auditorium.
This final concert of the Winds season is entitled Back Home in the U.S.A., and will feature important literature from American composers (after our concert of Russian Music). The program kicks off with David Holsinger’s “American Faces”, a tribute to the multi-faceted qualities of America. “The Symphonic Gershwin” includes some favorite tune of iconic composer George Gershwin. Percy Grainger’s “Colonial Song” shares a wistful mood similar to a Mark Twain book or a Stephen Foster tune. Alto saxophone soloist Jayne Morrison will perform “Persuasion”, a lovely Sammy Nestico piece for band and alto. Ms. Morrison has been a member of the Cascade Winds for many years, as well as a noted music educator in Central Oregon. “Americans We” march was dedicated by composer Henry Fillmore “to all of us.”
Can’t go wrong with free—and it’s appropriate for all ages.