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Brazil meets Brazil in concert's tribute to town, nation

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, presents "The Road To Brazil" Sunday August 15 at 8 p.m. at the Forest Park Band Shell or Pavilion in case of rain.

The roundtrip from Brazil to the nation of Brazil in South America is a tribute to both Brazils.

Brazilc is the largest city by that name in the United States and as a result received the beautiful fountain located at the west entrance to Forest Park in 1956.

In 1998, the Brazil Concert Band played a command performance at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The BCB will begin and end this special edition with "The Brazil Special" by Davis and "Pride of Brazil" by Goodman. Both marches were dedicated to the Brazil Concert Band.

Featured overture is "IL Guarany" by Carlo Gomez based on the Brazilian opera about native Americans in Brazil, South America. This edition was written by Herbert L. Clarke of the Sousa Band.

On the way south, the BCB will offer "San Lorenzo" by Silva, "The Pathfinder of Panama" by Sousa, "Commandante" by Guentzel and "Trombrero" by Cofield.

Just for fun, the BCB play list includes "The Music of Disneyland" and "Cartoon Carnival" for children of all ages.

Big Band fans will enjoy "Caravan" arranged by Saucedo and those who go for Westerns will saddle up to "The Cowboys" in a setting by Curnow.

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