The Cathedral Brass of Vienna Presbyterian Church, will perform a free concert of classical, jazz, and popular favorites with guest artist Phil Franke on Sunday, May 26 th at 1:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, as part of the annual Hunt Country Stable Tour in Upperville VA.
Mr. Franke (USMC, ret.) will be featured on two works, Bob Curnow’s Rhapsody for Euphonium, and John Hartmann’s La Belle Americaine. Mr. Franke served for over thirty years as the principal euphonium player for the USMC Band, “The President’s Own”, and has been a featured soloist
nationwide. He is currently an active virtuoso performer and music educator in the DC area.
The Brass will also feature drum set performer Jeff Gilliam (USMC, ret.) on Bob Becker’s Lahara, a bravura solo inspired by the music of India. Other works include Ernesto Lacuona’s fiery latin hit Malaguena, Al Jarreau’s Boogie Down, and John Williams’s Mad About Me (better known as the
“Cantina Band” theme from the 1977 movie “Star Wars”).
Founded in 1983 by the Ray and Sharyl Abell, the Cathedral Brass is a brass and percussion ensemble dedicated to high quality performance of unique sacred and secular music for the enjoyment of the greater Washington, DC community. The Cathedral Brass is under the direction of L. Thomas Vining,
Director of Music and Worship at Vienna Presbyterian. For more information, visit www.cathedralbrass.org or contact email@example.com