We are pleased to release details of our forthcoming concert tour to the USA, which will see the National Champion and World Number One ranked band perform six concerts across five different states in a busy week, generously supported by Besson Musical Instruments.
Speaking about the concert programmes, Musical Director Philip Harper commented: “We have devised two themed concert programmes which aim to show the American audience just what a 21st Century British-style brass band is capable of. In our ‘Best of British’ showcase we will include music from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales such as Men of Harlech, Riverdance and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard, as well as featuring an eclectic mix of music from Malcolm Arnold, the James Bond movies and rock-group Queen.
“The second themed show is called ‘A Space Odyssey’ and will featuring music from movies Star Wars, Star Trek, E.T. and 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as celestial-themed pieces such as Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust and Mars from Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite.
“Both concerts will feature the usual array of dazzling soloists and, in the light of our recent success at the Brass in Concert competition in the UK, we will also give audiences a chance to hear our ‘Four Elements of the Universe’ programme, featuring music depicting Fire, Air, Water and Earth. We are all looking forward to a great musical adventure where we will make many new friends.”
Dates have been released as follows:
- Sat 13th Feb, 2.00pm, James Madison University, Virginia – ‘Best of British’
- Sun 14th Feb, 3.00pm, University of Delaware – ‘A Space Odyssey’
- Tue 16th Feb, 7.30pm, Raleigh, North Carolina – ‘A Space Odyssey’
- Thu 18th Feb, 8.00pm, Mansfield University, Pennsylvania – ‘A Space Odyssey’
- Fri 19th Feb, 7.00pm, Arcadia University, Pennsylvania – ‘Best of British’
- Sat 20th Feb, 2.00pm, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey – ‘Best of British’
Additionally, UK audiences wishing to hear both programmes will get the chance both before and after the tour, as Cory visits Wiltshire Music Centre at 3pm on 7th February with its ‘Space Odyssey’ programme, and then the Hawth in Crawley for ‘Best of British’ at 3pm on 28th February.
Full programme and venue details for the USA and other dates, as well as online booking for tickets, are available on www.coryband.com