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 Rachmaninoff & Friends

29apr2:00 pm4:30 pm Rachmaninoff & Friends2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Event Details

The Desert Winds Freedom Band presents Rachmaninoff and Friends on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 2:00 pm followed by a wine and cheese reception.

The Band will present a special and unique matinee concert featuring outstanding soloists and ensembles.

The Concert Band will accompany pianist and band member Dr. Randall Creighton on the popular and challenging Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2, first movement.  Dr. Creighton has an extensive musical career as a pianist in both Classical and Jazz genres and holds a Bachelor Music degree from Temple University, a Master's degree in Piano Performance from San Francisco State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts with a piano performance major and Jazz studies minor from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Flautist and band member Sherri Marmon will perform the brilliant and technically demanding French composer's Cecile Chaminade's Concertino for Flute, Opus 107.  Sherri has been playing flute for 30 years.  She studied flute performance at Ithaca College, and then moved to New York City where she played with the Brooklyn Winds Symphony and the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble.  

The concert will also include The Swan from the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens which will be performed by band member Michael Adams on bass clarinet, and Chip Prince on piano.  A clarinet choir will perform Carl Bohm's Quartet in F. The concert will also include a brass choir and a few other other soloists and small ensembles.

We hope that you get your tickets soon as our concerts usually sell out quickly. You can click here to purchase your tickets.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm