Zenith Brass presents Free Concert in Rochester

Zenith Brass will present its 24th Annual Winter Concert at 4:30 p.m., on Sunday, February 24 at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for the Harmony in the Hills Concert series. The church is located at 620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307.

The members of the band in formal dress, seated, with their brass instuments on their laps

Zenith Brass

The concert features several works of European classical music including Handel’s Water Music Suite, the fanfare from Richard Strauss’s Zarathustra, Russian symphonic music by Tchaikovsky and  Russian choral music by Tschesnokoff. An unusual selection is the song “En Aranjuez, con tu amor”, adapted by a number of artists from Joaquín Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto. Zenith’s performance will feature a flugelhorn soloist.

Director Mark Petty says, “Our concert will close with Eugené Gigout’s Grand Choeur Dialogué, arranged for organ and brass. Dr. Jean Randall, St. Paul’s Director of Music will perform on St. Paul’s organ. Completed in 2006, this organ is one of the premiere English pipe organs in Southeast Michigan, featuring three manuals, 42 stops and more than 3,000 pipes.”

Audiences of all ages will enjoy the variety of music and the enthusiastic playing of these talented teenagers. Petty’s wife, Carol will provide an interesting commentary on each selection.

The program includes:

Zarathustra Fanfare: The well-known opening music from “2001 A Space Odyssey”
Grand Choeur Dialogue: Gigout’s 1881 French masterpiece arranged for organ and brass
Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 2: Tchaikovsky’s beautiful romantic slow movement
Water Music Suite: Handel’s 1717 music for King George I’s party on the River Thames
Salvation is Created: Tschesnokoff’s 1912 Russian Orthodox liturgical choral work
En Aranjuez, con tu amor  Popular song derived from Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto
Bugler’s Holiday: Leroy Anderson’s trumpet trio played by the entire trumpet section
George Washington: Sousa’s 1932 march for the 200th anniversary of Washington’s birth

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Zenith Brass

The 30 members of Zenith Brass attend the following 15 schools in Oakland and Macomb Counties:

Auburn Hills Avondale
Birmingham Groves
Bloomfield Hills
Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley
International Academy Bloomfield
International Academy Macomb
Lake Orion
Macomb Community College
Rochester Adams
Utica Academy International.
Utica Eppler
Warren Mott
Warren Tower
Waterford Mott

Zenith Brass is a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and all donations are tax-deductible.

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