Air Force band to play free show |

Air Force band to play free show


BEAVER CREEK – The United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants presents a free concert at 6:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek. The United States Air Force Concert Band is a renowned symphonic wind ensemble joining forces with the official chorus of the United States Air Force, the Singing Sergeants. Formed in 1945, this 23-voice chorus, the oldest professional chorus in the U.S. military, is one of the most versatile and well-traveled choral organizations in the world. Together the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants have appeared before millions, including every president of the United States since Harry Truman.

Tonight’s repertoire includes “Ou va la jeune Indoue” from Lakme by Leo Delibes, “Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms, “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland, “Manhattan Beach” by John Philip Sousa and “Battle Hymn” arranged by John Rutter. Friday’s repertoire includes: “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables,” “Fantasia di Concerto” (“Sounds from the Riviera”) by Edoardo Boccalari, “Avaitors” by John Philip Sousa and “For the Fallen” by Douglas Guest. Admission is free. Tickets are available at Vail, Avon and Eagle City Markets in addition to the Vilar Center Box Office.

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