City of Fairfax Band: Spotlight on Women in the Arts
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A five-time Latin Grammy winner, who picked up his latest in 2013 for the album Soy Flamenco, famed guitar master Tomatito brings his flamenco-jazz sextet to Lisner Auditorium. Known for his abundant stage charisma and impeccable musical technique -- not to mention his long, wavy locks -- Tomatito accompanied Camarón de la Isla for two decades until the legendary flamenco singer's death in 1992. The man born as José Fernández Torres has also collaborated with artists as varied as Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Chick Corea and more. Experience an artist the Miami Herald declared "one of Spain's greatest guitarists." Learn More
Captain Michelle A. Rakers, Assistant Director, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, guest conducts the City of Fairfax Band, under Music Director Robert Pouliot, in a special Spotlight on Women in the Arts.
In this concert honoring women in music, works by some of today’s hottest and most accomplished symphonic composers -- Joan Tower, Julie Giroux, Carolyn Bremer, and Jennifer Higdon -- take the spotlight next to perennial favorites by Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonin Dvorak, and John Williams for a fresh and colorful spring mix of wind music. French horn soloist Gunnery Sergeant Hilary Hart, U.S.M.C., performs Saint-Saëns’ Morceau de concert for horn, and the band introduces 2010 Young Artist Competition winner, saxophonist Jacob Shochet, in a performance of Clare Grundman's jazz-inspired Concertante.
Other works on the program include Joan Tower’s Celebration Fanfare, Julie Giroux’s No Finer Calling, Carolyn Bremer’s Early Light, Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Jennifer Higdon’s Kelly’s Field, and John Williams’ Midway March, from the classic World War II motion picture Midway. Described as "bold," "tuneful," "playful," "energetic," "savvy, sensitive" and "pure espirit," this promises to be an exceptional evening of celebration that will enliven both the senses and the spirit.