The Renaissance City Winds return to Allegheny West for their annual Holiday Concert on Saturday November 28th at 8:00 pm at Holmes Hall, 719 Brighton Road.
Grab your Passport for this musical tour of works from several different countries, each with their own distinctive musical accent. Music on the program will include composers from Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Latvia, and Venezuela. Of particular note will be performance of Josef Foerster’s Quintet in D Major, and of Humoresque by Alexander Zemlinsky. Composer Efrain Amaya, whose work has been warmly received in previous Holmes Hall concerts, will be represented by his composiition Four Miniatures.
Following the concert will be a meet-the-artist wine reception, and a tour of the world’s finest collection of pre-WWII American toy trains.
Concert Tickets can be purchased online at rcwinds.org or by calling 412-681-7111. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.
The Renaissance City Winds is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. Since its founding, it has become one of Pennsylvania’s foremost chamber ensembles, dedicated to performing and recording the finest music for wind instruments. RCW has released CDs on the Elan and Centaur labels, been broadcast on television and radio, and has toured widely including appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the prestigious Blossom Music Festival. It has commissioned many works from contemporary composers, and performed older treasures researched from the Library of Congress, the Harmonists, and the Moravian Collection. National Awards include those of Chamber Music America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Aaron Copeland Fund for Music.
Renaissance City Winds very much anticipates its annual Holmes Hall concerts in Allegheny West, noting the perfect blending of great chamber music performed as it was intended: in the visual and acoustic splendor of a grand 19th century ballroom.