On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7:30 pm, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, the Walnut Creek Concert Band, under the direction of Harvey Benstein, presents Tales of Fantasy and Adventure.
The program will feature “Carmen Fantasie Brilliante”, by Francois Borne and arranged by Marc Oliver. A tour de force for solo flute sure to delight our Walnut Creek audience showcasing New York flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, a charismatic performer who exhibits unusual artistic depth, brilliant technique and colorful tone.
Symphony No 1, “Lord of the Rings” by Johan de Meij brings to life Tolkien’s trilogy with visits to Gandalf, Shadowfax, Lothlorien, Gollum, The Mirror of Galadriel, The Mines of Moria and The Bridge of Khazad-Dum, and of course The Hobbits. This is a wonderful soundscape for all adventurers.
Rounding out the program is an overture on themes from the “Wizard of Oz” and “Star Wars,The Marches. A captivating evening of music making that the entire family will enjoy.
Tickets are available through the Lesher Center for the Arts Ticket Office at 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, by calling 925-943-7469, or by ordering online Tales of Fantasy and Adventure
Ticket Prices: Adult $17.00; Seniors $14.00. Free admission for students.
The Walnut Creek Concert Band is the Official Band of the City of Walnut Creek, celebrating over 25 years of serving the Walnut Creek Community, visit our website at:www.walnutcreekconcertband.org