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“A Musical Bonanza” Concert: Sunday 10 September 2017

LAKE MACQUARIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, WARNERS BAY

Bruce Rowlatt conducts CNL Brass

This was the first Concert to be presented by the band’s new Musical Director, Bruce Rowlett. Bruce decided that soloists should be a feature of this Concert. The first half included performances by four soloists. Alison Tonkin, principal; tenor horn, played the emotional 1971 hit Feelings. Doug Hoepper featured on flugelhorn, playing By The Time I Get To Phoenix, as a tribute to the late Glenn Campbell. The Neil Sedaka hit Solitaire saw the audience exposed to the delightful tone of the soprano cornet, played by Jou McDougall. Jazz musician and trombonist David Baker’s composition Memories was presented to the audience by Joe Sandy on trombone. The Olympic Fanfare from the 1964 Olympic Games opened the Concert and the lively number by Johann Strauss, the Czech Polka, closed the first half.

Strike Up The Band, a George Gershwin composition from the 1920’s, provided a brisk opening to the second half. A change in mood was introduced when principal cornet Bruce Fletcher featured on the Leroy Anderson composition A Trumpeter’s Lullaby.

The John Denver hit Perhaps Love was presented as a euphonium duet by principal euphonium David Walker and our guest for the Concert, Lance Turner, principal euphonium of Maitland City Brass Band This duet performance was really well-received by the audience. Mexican music was highlighted in the four movements of Mexican Fiesta. The ever popular Radetzky March prompted enthusiastic clapping by the audience to end the Concert. In all, sixteen numbers provided a variety if musical entertainment for the audience to enjoy.

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2:00 pm CNL Brass in Concert @ Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre
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CNL Brass will present a Concert program with a variety of musical styles, which will include music from stage and screen, classical, swing and jazz, marches and music made popular by well-known vocalists and ensembles.[...]