Monday, March 19, 2012

A Brief History and Reflections on KLEZMER Music

contributed by Bill Brasile* 

Klezmer is “music of uncontrollable joy fused with irrevocable pathos. Echoing the sounds of its long-lost homeland of Eastern Europe, it mirrors and interweaves with the musical kaleidoscope of its new home in America.” (Inna Barmash, Why Klezmer? -

Virginia Grand Military Band - Concert dedicated to the memory of Gordon Bowie

contributed by Marlin Strand

I went to the February 18 concert of the very excellent Virginia Grand Military Band thanks to the courtesy tickets they provided to members of MVCB. I was very impressed with their mistake-free performance and intonation that was so precise that overtones swirled through the auditorium at Hayfield High School in Alexandria. Gordon had been a member of the band for several years and they presented his composition “Current Events” as part of their program.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Airmen of Note Free Concert March 22

Free concert by the US Air Force Airmen of Note jazz ensemble.  March 22 7pm - Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD