Top brass musicians will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday downtown at the Neville Center for the Performing Arts in the first concert of the North Platte Concert Association’s 2012-2013 series. The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass quintet is a “veritable ‘dream team’ of virtuoso brass players,” their publicist says. Members of the group have performed with groups such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Baltimore Symphony, the Sao Paola State Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Brass, the Empire Brass, the Imani Winds, and Boston Brass.
Rodney Mack’s Philadelphia Big Brass is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.
Their program will feature a variety of music, including numbers such as “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Renaissance Dances,” “Art of the Fugue,” “Elvis Goes Baroque,” “A Closer Walk with Thee,” “Carnival of Venice,” and “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.”
The corporate sponsors are Complete Eyecare Associates: Drs. Baxter, O'Connor & French, as well as Bill's U-Save Pharmacy.
Other concerts in the 2012-2013 series:
• Sunday, Oct. 28 – Utah Repertory Dance Theater
Founded in 1966, this professional modern dance company is committed to the creation, performance, and preservation of modern dance in America. Their “Time Capsule: A Century of Dance” is a guided tour through a 100-year legacy of dance.
• Monday, Feb. 18 — George Dyer
Acclaimed by many as one of the finest tenors in the world, George Dyer has charmed audiences in the United States and Europe with shows that feature a wonderful mix of opera and Broadway favorites.
• Tuesday, March 19 — Omaha Symphony Orchestra
A concert with a varied program of music, including numbers played by elementary school children with recorders.
• Tuesday, April 30 — The Abbey Road Band
These four singers from Rapid City, South Dakota, grew up on Beatles music. They have toured the United States for more than 10 years and are considered to be one of the leading Beatles tribute bands in the United States.
Season tickets are available from the secretary of the concert association, Pat Hoban, 1412 West 4th St., North Platte, NE 69101 Phone: (308) 534-4699
Memberships are $50 for adults, $15 for students, and $100 for families.
Special patron memberships are also available.
Memberships will also be sold at the Philadelphia Big Brass concert on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Neville Center.
Season membership in the North Platte Concert Association allows reciprocity with Cozad, Kearney, McCook, and Grand Island concert associations.