Artist Barry Westerland exhibits work, followed by The Boulder Brass concert
If you go
What: The Boulder Brass, with a pre-concert exhibition from Silverthorne artist Barry Westerland, part of the Summit Music and Arts 2014-15 Concert Series
When: Sunday, March 15; exhibit opens at 3 p.m., concert at 4
Where: Dillon Community Church, 371 E. La Bonte St., Dillon
Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; students 17 and younger are free
More information: Visit www.summitmusicandarts.org, or call (970) 389-5788
Summit Music and Arts continues its 2014-15 Concert Series with Summit County artist Barry Westerland in a pre-concert exhibit of his watercolors at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Dillon Community Church, followed by a concert with the nationally acclaimed Boulder Brass at 4 p.m.
“We are delighted to have Barry join us and help to further our mission of providing music, art and education to this community,” said Len Rhodes, artistic director and artist in residence for Summit Music and Arts, “and we are very excited to have The Boulder Brass here in Summit County for the first time. This truly promises to be an extraordinary event for our audience.”
The concert program will include “Concert Etude” (1948), by Alexander Goedicke; “Second Elizabethan Suite,” by Giles Farnaby; “Tango Nuevo Suite,” by Astor Piazzolla; Suite for Brass, by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Grand Canyon Sinfonia,” by Eric Ewazen; and Concertino, Opus 94 (1953), by Dmitri Shostakovich.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
The Boulder Brass celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014 and continues to be lauded for its virtuosity, brilliance and engaging programming. One of the first ensembles of its kind, the ensemble sprang from modest and experimental roots in 1993, starting out with a very limited base of musical works written for a brass chamber group of this size.
The members of the group set out to create their own musical world by arranging and commissioning a wide variety of music specifically for their unique instrumentation. The Boulder Brass repertoire now comprises more than 300 arrangements of music from the past, as well as original works written specifically for the group.
Publications from The Boulder Brass Series are now being performed all over the world by other ensembles. The group’s virtuoso musicians are also keenly interested in training the next generation of musicians with educational and outreach programs. With active careers as pedagogues, as well as performers, the musicians embrace opportunities to encourage enthusiasm and advocacy for future music making by providing young musicians with rich, positive experiences in the form of master classes and clinics.
The 12-member ensemble performers are Andrew Bishop, trumpet; Michael Hengst, trumpet; Dawn Kramer, trumpet; Derek McDonald, trumpet; Alex George, horn; Jason Johnston, horn; Bill Stanley, trombone; Bron Wright, trombone; Andy Wolfe, bass trombone; Jeremy Van Hoy, euphonium and bass trombone; Michael Allen, tuba; and Peter Cooper, percussion. Visit http://www.boulderbrass.org to learn more.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Westerland became interested in creating art as a young man. However, as a New York City banker for 30 years, his ability to pursue his love of painting was constrained to evenings and weekends. Now retired, his passion for creating art is being fulfilled with the gift of time.
Having moved to the Colorado Rockies in 2002, after a lifetime on the East Coast, Westerland’s art reflects sources of inspiration from both the eastern and western United States, as well as from his overseas travel. Working primarily in watercolors, his paintings depicting old barns and mills, harborscapes, covered bridges, ghost towns, mining structures and old cars reflect a fascination with capturing present-day images of the past.
Self-taught, Westerland has exhibited his watercolors in a number of Denver-area shows since his arrival in Colorado. His work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Westerland shows his work in the Arts Alive! Gallery in Breckenridge and in the Georgetown Gallery. He is a juried, signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, president of the Georgetown Gallery and secretary of the Summit County Arts Council.
Westerland will be donating a portion of the sales of his work at this event to benefit Summit Music and Arts.
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