The Hendersonville Community Band will perform its annual “March Winds” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall located on West Campus Dr. in Flat Rock.
Under the direction of Winford Franklin, the audience will be delighted with symphonic selections to welcome in the Spring season of the band’s 27thyear of concert performances. This concert band has 75 volunteer musicians who enjoy the privilege of being able to please the audience with beautiful music.
The guest feature during this concert is the Asheville Clarinet Ensemble conducted by Steve Loew a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and who played in the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own”, is currently the principal clarinetist with the Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to performing with other well-known groups. He is assisted by Associate conductor Matthew Larkin who is conducting at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, NY and performs with many other well-known groups as well.
The Asheville Ensemble is comprised of 15 members demonstrating the harmonies and versatility of 6 different clarinets. A 9th grade student Aaron Lipsky from the Asheville Youth Symphony will be the featured soloist with this ensemble.
The audience will be able to relax warmly inside in spite of the cold March winds blowing outside.
Admission is $10 for adults free for students. Ticket may be obtained at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, the Crate in Laurel Park, from any band member and at the door the afternoon of the concert. No reservations are necessary as it is open seating.