The featured work is Concertango by Spanish composer Luis Serrano Alarcón, highlighting solo alto saxophone with a rhythm section. Our guests are Randy Kem, saxophone: Jof Lee, piano: Tim Gilson, bass: Mike Snyder, drums. The work is a wonderful fusion of flamenco, tango and jazz. The concert will also feature Scent, a US premiere of a new concerto for soprano clarinet by Saül Gómez Soler. Kevin Vaughn is our Eb clarinet soloist. Scent explores and musically depicts aromas that influence our lives including fresh herbs, smoke in the city, a flower garden, and bitter coffee. Joaquin Rodrigo’s Per la Flor del Lliri Blau illustrates a tragic folk tale from Valencia in dramatic and beautiful melodies. Danzon No.2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez brings the concert to a rousing close.
NOTE: Salem Symphonic Winds requires that all attendees provide proof of vaccination and appropriate identification to attend concerts. Patrons unable to be vaccinated, including children, will be required to show proof of a validated negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to event attendance. Properly worn protective masks covering the nose, mouth and chin are required while in the Elsinore Theatre. Please use appropriate social distancing while at concerts.
Musicians are all vaccinated and will wear masks when not playing to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance.