The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will be performing a free springtime concert on Sunday, April 30th at 3pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, NJ. The concert, entitled “Dancing on Air”, will include many exciting selections based on different forms of dance, such as “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett, “Albanian Dance” by Shelley Hanson, “Farandole” from L’Arlésienne by Georges Bizet and excerpts from the ballet “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland.
This concert is free and open to the general public, although a good-will offering will be taken to benefit the band, a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteer musicians. Concertgoers of all ages, from the youngest to the young at heart, are encouraged to attend. Although this is an indoor concert, in the event of severe inclement weather, the announcement to cancel the concert will be made on the band’s website (whitehousewindsymphony.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/whitehousewind).
The Whitehouse Wind Symphony was founded by conductor emeritus Casey Bork in 1996. Since its founding, the band has grown rapidly, attracting experienced musicians as regular members from all over New Jersey, as well as New York City and eastern Pennsylvania; it is now comprised of approximately 50 amateur and professional musicians who perform together regularly to enthusiastic audiences throughout central and northern New Jersey. It was voted winner of the “Hunterdon Happening” list in the category of favorite musician/band in 2015 and 2016. The ensemble continues to present the best in all varieties of wind band literature.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission. The church is handicapped accessible and large print programs are available with two weeks prior request.
For additional information about the Whitehouse Wind Symphony, including information about future performances and handicapped accessibility, please send an email to [email protected]