Colour Wheel - Salt Spring Concert Band Dec 9 ArtSpring 7:30 pm

posted Nov 23, 2016, 1:23 PM by Leah Ashford

Colour Wheel is inspired by the image of a wheel or sphere, spinning across the globe and picking up colour and energy from all the countries that it touches on its journey. This energy is communicated through sparkling, eclectic music that will be showcased by the Salt Spring Concert Band under Music Director Dawn Hage on December 9 at ArtSpring.  


Colour Wheel is a celebration of music from Canada, Great Britain, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Russia, Norway and the U.S.A. Some of the pieces are seasonal such as Russian Christmas Music, Celtic Carol, Polar Express and A Christmas Festival. Others are wind ensemble classics such as Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb and Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance. The band will also introduce three incredible new works to Salt Spring audiences; Lonesome Scenes of Winter by Canadian composer Joseph Curiale and Serenity by Norwegian composer Ole, both evocative, moving soundscapes and Joy by Joseph Curiale, an explosion of colour, energy and, well, pure joy!


Colour Wheel promises to be a musical adventure, a trip around the globe with an incredible program that celebrates both the season and the powerful, inspiring and uplifting music of some of the best wind composers on the planet. One night only and not to be missed!


Colour Wheel, Salt Spring Concert Band, December 09, 7:30 pm, ArtSpring. Tickets available through the ArtSpring box office. 250-537- 2102.    

Leah Ashford,
Nov 23, 2016, 1:23 PM