Local musicians tour northwest

Published on Thu, Apr 11, 2002
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Local musicians tour northwest

The North Cascades Concert Band, featuring local musicians Marjorie Reichhardt on bass clarinet and Jake Hamburg on oboe, starts its spring concert series this month.

On April 27 they will play the Blaine performing arts center, bringing their tribute to John Philip Sousa, combining the jaunty march music popularized by Sousa with a variety of musical favorites and classical standards. The band’s program stretches the boundaries of the traditional brass repertoire with selections ranging from a brass arrangement of Carl Orf’s Carmina Burana to Oklahoma by Rogers and Hammerstein.

The orchestra brings together 58 musicians from all over northwestern Washington who, since 1994, have been bringing a fresh sound to popular composers and premiering some of the regions best soloists.

The April 27 Blaine concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 676-9950.