Brassful Delights

A musical celebration of Spring


Nebraska Brass blows into town. Gently. Sweetly. It presents a concert called “Spring Fling,” inspired by the now blossoming season. Among the celebrated familiar melodies are parts of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and George Bizet’s “Carmen.” You also might recognize an instrumental version of a duet from Leo Delibes’ “Lakmè.”  Among the other charmers comes the 16th Century playfulness of Claude Le Jeune’s Revecy Venir du Printans (“Here Again Comes the Spring”)  and the narrated “Animal Ditties” by contemporary American Anthony Plog (http://anthonyplog.com/about-me/biography/). Quintet members have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Strategic Air Command Band (USAF), Mannheim Steamroller and more. Trombonist Mark Mendell is a music instructor in the Council Bluffs school system and tuba player Ken Kielniarz is on the music faculty at Creighton U. On trumpets are Dean Haist and Brad Obbink from Lincoln. So is french horn player Richard Ricker.  FYI: an arrangement of Louis Silvers and B. G. De Sylva’s “April Showers” is on tap. Keep on looking for the bluebird.

Nebraska Brass performs Thursday, April 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6340 N. 30th St. Omaha.  7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.artsincorporated.org/nb


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