The featured work is Concertango by Spanish composer Luis Serrano Alarcón, highlighting solo alto saxophone with a jazz trio. Our guests are Randy Kem, saxophone: Jof Lee, piano: Tim Gilson, bass: Mike Snyder, drums. The work is a beautiful fusion of flamenco, tango, and jazz. The concert will also feature Scent, a US premiere of a new concerto for soprano clarinet by Saül Gómez Soler. Kevin Vaughn is our E-flat clarinet soloist. Scent explores and musically depicts aromas that influence our lives, including fresh herbs, smoke in the city, a flower garden, and bitter coffee. Kurleen LaPlanche will join the band singing the premiere of a new arrangement by Larry Harrington of Babalú by Margarita Lecuona. Joaquin Rodrigo’s Per la Flor del Lliri Blau illustrates a tragic folk tale from Valencia in dramatic and beautiful melodies. Danzon No.2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez brings the concert to a rousing close.
NOTE: Modified COVID-19 Policy: Masking and proof of vaccination are no longer required for attendance but are highly encouraged. Social distancing is recommended