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The Imperial Brass presents "Holiday Brass"

Eileen O'Donnell

Saturday, December 1, 2012 • 11:06am

The Imperial Brass presents “Holiday Brass” on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:00pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield. 

The 27 piece ensemble, under the direction of Lawrence Markiewicz, will play an array of unique holiday arrangements including such classics as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” arranged by Mark Freeh; “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin and “March of the Toys” by Victor Herbert. 

Additional selections for the evening include Fanfare, Romance & Finale by Philip Sparke, Symphony of Thanksgiving by Sir Dean Goffin and “O Holy Night” by Adolfe Adam, amongst others.

The Imperial Brass repertoire includes a wide range of styles from brass band classics, contemporary works, classical arrangements and music from Broadway and popular selections.  The band appears throughout the metropolitan area, recording frequently, and makes it’s home at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Westfield.

Lawrence Markiewicz is the newly appointed conductor of the critically acclaimed Imperial Brass.  He is also the artistic director and conductor of the Somerset Valley Orchestra and the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band.  Since the mid 1990’s, Mr. Markewicz has been in demand as a guest conductor / clinician and brass pedagogy specialist across the United States.

The concert will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 229 Cowperthwaite Place in Westfield.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over and $5 for children.  For more information, please go to www.redeemerlutheranwestfield.com or www. Imperialbrass.org.

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