Friday, April 05, 2013

Venetians and Volcanoes with the Humboldt Bay Brass Band

 Humboldt Bay Brass Band presents Venetians and Volcanoes as its annual HSU concert on Friday April 5 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

 Five brass quintets will honor the Venetians of the late Renaissance with the seldom heard multi-choral sounds of Giovanni Gabrieli, the foremost practitioner of the 16th century Venetian School. 

Volcano by contemporary composer Robert Simpson highlights the second half of the concert. Director Gil Cline describes it as “ very substantial and very difficult. At times it’s very transparent, with thin and clear ethereal chord voicings, and at other times very thick in terms of stacked chords and flurries of running 16th notes. Beautiful in sort of a scary way, and scary in a beautiful way!” 

 Among other selections are Cline's original composition, Tower Bells in the Firmament, and a return to Venice for music from Verdi’s opera, Rigoletto. 

 Humboldt Bay Brass Band performs its spring concert on Friday April 5 at 8 p.m. in the in Fulkerson Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 general, $3 students/seniors, from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Free to HSU students with ID. Directed by Gilbert Cline, produced by the HSU Music Department.

Media: Humboldt State Now, Arcata Eye, KHSU Artwaves.

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