On April 19, 2015, at the North Shore High School Theater in Glen Head at 3:00 PM, the Northwinds Symphonic Band, under the musical direction of Helen Bauer and Associate Conductor Bradley Hartman, will present a diverse and interesting program. Mr. Hartman will conduct Aaron Copland’s stirring “Outdoor Overture,” James Curnow’s “Fanfare and Flourishes,” selections from George Gershwin’s symphonic works, Leonard Bernstein’s pulsating “Mambo” from “West Side Story” and other works. Also on hand is guest conductor Louis Panaciulli, music director of the Nassau Pops who leads the ensemble in selections from Franz Lehar’s tune-filled operetta, “The Merry Widow.” Two instrumentalists from the band will offer solos with the ensemble. Clarinetist G. Edward Smith will perform the lovely Adagio from Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Concerto and oboist Steven Nahabedian will play the hauntingly beautiful “Gabriel’s Oboe” from Ennio Morricone’s score for the motion picture “The Mission.” Finally, the band is proud to give the world premiere performance of a new work by local Long Island composer Raymond Osnato entitled “Echoes of Antiquity.” A three movement suite of symphonic poems depicting ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt, the fifteen-minute work will be under the direction of the composer.
Admission to the concert is free. Please join us for an afternoon of great entertainment for the whole family. The NSHS Theater is wheel chair accessible. For additional information call 631.576.7527 or 631.849.1689.