No Finer Calling: Salute To Veteran’s Concert

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veteransconcert_111616aIn tribute to the nation’s veterans, the Northwinds Symphonic Band, under the direction of Helen P. Bauer, will open its 10th concert season with a special performance at the Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.

The band will honor veterans past and present, performing a variety of patriotic standards as well as new publications that pay tribute to the rich history of our country and American military personnel. Northwinds will be performing No Finer Calling by American composer Julie Giroux, which was written to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United States Air Force.

Also included in the program will be America Forever March, Salute to the Armed Forces and music by John Philip Sousa and Alfred Reed. Other selections include a swinging arrangement of music by Duke Ellington and Land of Liberty, which recounts our rich heritage in patriotic song. Renowned soprano, Stephanie Horowitz of Merrick, will sing Gabriel Fauré’s meltingly beautiful Pie Jesu as well as the jazz classic The Birth of the Blues. Violin prodigy Matthew Hill will be featured in the haunting theme from Schindler’s List by film composer John Williams.

Glen Cove resident Robert Staade will display his extensive collection of military memorabilia dating from WWII to the present.

Admission to the concert is free. Bring the entire family. For additional information or inquiries call 516-759-9694 or email Helen Bauer at hband50@optonline.net. The Wunsch Arts Center, 1 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, is wheelchair accessible.

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