Join us for a backyard summer party with Bombyx Brass and Mountain River Taiko!
What happens when a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble shares the stage with a Japanese drumming troupe in a performance featuring a wide array of popular musical styles? The answer is “Rhythm Pops!” The Bombyx Brass Collective will be playing tunes by the Beatles, Santana, Norah Jones, John Williams, and lots more. We are excited to welcome Bombyx Brass members Lucy Colwell and Richard Cuoco to the podium as guest conductors for this program, and as always Music Director Margaret Reidy. Join The Bombyx Brass Collective and their guests, Mountain River Taiko, as they create gigantic sound and rhythm like nothing previously heard in the Bombyx Sanctuary.
Ginger Love Cafe will be serving delicious Filipino Street Food. Gates open at 6pm for dinner and the performance begins at 7pm. Bring your lawn chair or your blanket, we’ll have a limited number of folding chairs. Bug spray is also highly recommended.
As always, admission to the ensembles’ performances is free of charge, but donations are always gratefully accepted, with all proceeds going to support future programming and advocacy in the community.
May 16, 2023 Program:
The Bombyx Brass Collective
JURASSIC PARK, by John Williams
THAT’S A-PLENTY, by Lew Pollack
BEATLES IN CONCERT | Arrangement of Beatles tunes by UMASS trombone professor Dave Sporny
SUNRISE, by Norah Jones | Arranged by Alessandro Macri
THE PEANUT VENDOR, by M. Simons | Arranged by Roberto Basile
THE DOLPHIN, by Luiz Eca | Arranged by Roberto Basile
A PORTRAIT OF CARLOS SANTANA, by Carlos Santana | Arranged by Roberto Basile
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Mountain River Taiko
HIRYU SAN DAN GAESHI, by Daihachi Oguchi
KAWAMOTO (Kawamoto, Shimane Prefecture)
STEP BY STEP, by Takeru Matsushita
Bombyx Brass Collective and Mountain River Taiko
HARUKA, by Mitsuru Ishizuka of Kodo | Arranged by Margaret Reidy
SING, SING, SING, by Louis Prima | Arranged by Ralph Ford
Bombyx Brass 2022-2023 Roster:
Margaret E. Reidy, Music Director Bombyx Brass Collective
Trumpet: Monte Becker, Carol Bobbin, Clayton Brester, Paul Brozek, Will Choe, David Edwards, Josh Thomson, Amanda Metcalfe, Tim Donahue, Melissa Griffin
French Horn: Ira Brezinsky, Shelly Brezinsky, Lucy Colwell, Richard Cuoco, Jody Kinner, Margaret Reidy, Bobbie Hessling
Trombone: Danielle Bowen, Chuck Emery, Joe Sabol, Corrina Smith, Stephen Tilley, Mark Turcotte
Euphonium: David Bussell, Christopher Kempf
Tuba: Mark Hoover, Stew King, Kathy Marcinek, Brian Williams, Jay Witbeck
Percussion: Dave Choquette, Dustin Patrick, Lucas Reed, Dave Tallarida