Eclectic Harmonies

Line art saxophones are to the side edges. Text reads: "Seward Concert Band Presents; Eclectic Harmonies; A performance promising to be a delightful fusion of melodies and styles; Friday, february 2 at 7:30pm

The Seward Concert Band is set to enthrall audiences with an enchanting evening of musical mastery with “Eclectic Harmonies”. With Dr. Cassandra Bechard, the band will present an eclectic and captivating repertoire, featuring works by renowned composers Erika Svanoe, Leonard Bernstein, Percy Aldridge Grainger, and more. The concert is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 2, 2023 at 7:30pm at Sanford Middle School at 3524 42nd Ave S in Minneapolis. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 students and children.

The “Eclectic Harmonies” performance promises to be a delightful fusion of melodies and styles, spanning across different musical eras and genres. At the heart of the program lies Erika Svanoe’s enchanting “Steampunk Suite,” a composition that weaves together whimsy and innovation, taking audiences on a thrilling sonic journey through the imaginative world of steampunk.

Adding to the allure of the evening, the band will enchant with Leonard Bernstein’s iconic “Overture to Candide,” an exhilarating piece known for its lively rhythms and rich orchestration, captivating listeners with its sheer exuberance.

Moreover, the evening will feature selections by two American musical maestros: George Gershwin’s timeless melodies and Morton Gould’s innovative compositions. Their works promise to resonate deeply with the audience, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of American musical heritage.

For an unforgettable evening filled with musical splendor, join us at Sanford Middle School as the Seward Community Band showcases its extraordinary talent and passion for music. Be prepared to be transported on a symphonic adventure that transcends time and genre boundaries.

Tentative Program

  • Steampunk Suite by Erika Svanoe
  • All the Things I’m Not by Adam Perrine
  • Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein
  • Gum-Suckers March by Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Gershwin! arranged by Warren Barker
  • Pavanne by Morton Gould

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