‘Spring Brass’ concert at SPAC

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 10:05am

The Shoreline Concert Band performs its annual spring concert, “Spring Brass,” at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.

The Shorecrest High School Wind Ensemble, directed by Dave Johnson, will share the stage with the Concert Band. The ensemble will perform Alfred Reed’s “Hounds of Spring” as a part of their presentation.

The guest soloist is trombonist Gretchen Hopper, a former student of Shorecrest High School. Now working on her doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati, Hopper graduated from the University of Washington in 1992 and completed her master’s degree at Kent State. She served as Director of Bands at Patapsco High School and the Center for the Arts in Baltimore, Md. Hopper will perform with both concert bands. She will play the “Trombone Concerto” by Rimsky-Korsakov with the Shoreline Concert Band. Her appearance is made possible by a grant from the Shoreline/LFP Arts Council.

Other “brassy” works on the program include “Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare,” “Scenes from the Louvre” by Dello Joio and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

General admission is $6, $4 for seniors and students and $2 for SCC students with College ID. The Shorecrest Performing Arts Center is located at 15243 25th Avenue NE in Shoreline. For more information call 206-546-4606.

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