Saluting Heroes In Concert

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Glen Cove’s G. Edward Smith

In tribute to our nation’s veterans, the Northwinds Symphonic Band, under the direction of Helen P. Bauer, will open its 11th concert season with a special performance at the Wunsch Arts Center in Glen Cove on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m.

The band will honor veterans past and present, performing a variety of patriotic standards as well as new publications that pay tribute to the rich history of our country and American military personnel. Northwinds is proud to be performing Armistice Day, by local composer Raymond Osnato commemorating the centennial of the end of World War I.

Also included in the program will be the American Red Cross March, a Salute to the Armed Forces and music by John Philip Sousa and David Holsinger. Other selections include a swinging arrangement of Big Band music from the 1940s and the Andrews Sisters’ Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with vocal trio accompanied by instrumental combo. Glen Cove resident and local instrumental music teacher G. Edward Smith will be clarinet soloist in the haunting La Califfa by film composer Ennio Morricone. Renowned soprano, Stephanie Horowitz of Merrick, will perform Dvorak’s Song to the Moon and the band will play a thrilling new arrangement of music from Les Misérables.

Join us to honor America’s greatest heroes. Admission to the concert is free. Bring the entire family. For additional information or inquiries, call 516-759-9694 or email Helen Bauer at hband50@optonline.net. The Wunsch Arts Center is wheelchair accessible.

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