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Classics and Big Band swing at CWO concert

The Colombo Wind Orchestra under the baton of the dynamic Keiko Kobayashi will swing into the big band repetoire at the Ladies College Hall on March 28.

The 40-piece orchestra will perform all time favourites like "Take the A Train" the signature tune of Duke Ellingtor, 'Sing Sing, Sing' associated with Louis Prima and the famous Benny Goodman band.

The swinging Sing Sing Sing will feature exciting extended solos by Naveen Fernando - trumpet, Ananda Premasiri - clarinet and Christopher Prins - drums.

Hemanga Samaraweera - trumpet and Jennifer Routes - Parkes soprano sax will delight the audience with their solos on Take the A Train. Other well-known swing favouites will be Glen Miller's signature tune Moonlight Serenade and in a jazz waltz arrangement of 'My Favourite Things' will come alive.

George Gershwin's 'Someone to Watch Over Me' will feature the trombone section of the Colombo Wind Orchestra led by Nishantha Premalal. The second half will spotlight RR Bennett's 'American Dances' and 'Blue Shades by Ticheli. Blue Shades is a fascinating jazz influenced composition in contemporary style depicting shifting shades of blues from bright to dirty and hot.

The concert is sponsored by the Earle de Fonseka Trust.


The Colombo Wind Orchestra

 

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