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Friday, April 6, 2018

Brass in the Bickford: Hanover Wind Symphony to perform in Morristown on rescheduled date of April 25


The Hanover Wind Symphony brings their show entitled Brass in the Bickford to the Morris Museum on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30PM.  This concert was rescheduled from Sunday, March 11 at 2:00PM.  

One of only a small number of community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the Hanover Wind Symphony delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The symphonic band is composted exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, playing at a variety of venues in and around greater Morris County, NJ.  When the group started playing together in 1985, there were 30 musicians. Now in its 33rd season, the Hanover Wind Symphony has more than doubled in size.  Its members, are full-time professionals working outside the field of music and include accountants, attorneys, engineers, and corporate executives. A number of music educators also perform with the symphony as an  outlet for their creative talents and an opportunity to refine their musical skills.
Wind bands like the Hanover Wind Symphony are versatile and flexible ensembles with a wonderful repertoire of original wind literature written for them. This concert offers a unique twist with a program that features some great music taken from the repertoire for brass band, brass ensemble, and even orchestra.  These transcriptions allow the Hanover Wind Symphony and our audience to experience these incredible pieces as arranged for wind band.

The Hanover Wind Symphony's program will include “Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo” by Malcolm Arnold, “Red Rock Mountain” by Rossano Galante, “Shepherd’s Song” arranged by Kevin Thompson, “Serenade” by Derek Bourgeois, “Action Brass” by Brian Sadler, “Fame and Glory” by Albert Matt, “Le Chasseur Maudit” by Cesar Franck, and “Them Basses” by Getty Huffine.
Matthew Paterno, is the Music Director and lead conductor of the Hanover Wind Symphony. Kurt Zimmermann, the Associate Music Director, will also conduct a portion of the program.  Peter Boor, the founder of the Hanover Wind Symphony and Director Emeritus, will return to conduct a selection at this concert. 
The Hanover Wind Symphony is a non-profit organization fulfilling its mission – to bring “music to people and people to music.” Called the “hidden gem” by the Daily Record, they offer a bright future for music in our community.

Tickets for this concert are $20 for Museum Members, $25 for non-members, $20 for Seniors, and $15 for students  (with valid student ID) and are available through the Bickford Theatre website at www.morrismuseum.org/la-carte-series.  Tickets purchased for the original March 11 concert will be honored on this rescheduled date of April 25.
The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  You can call the Box Office at 973.971.3706.

About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.  The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Location & Hours
The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit http://www.morrismuseum.org


PHOTO: Hanover Wind Symphony.  Photo courtesy of David Patino.

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