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