2018 - 2019 Season
Sunday, September 16, 2018
From its home in Munich, Germany, to the Leipzig Gewandhaus, to Carnegie Hall, and now to the Westwood First Concert Series, Harmonic Brass opens our 37th season. Known for its big, elegant brass sound, Harmonic Brass spreads good humor along with its serious musicianship. The quintet, “four gentlemen and a charming lady,” has been hailed as “one of the best of its kind worldwide” and has served as an international cultural ambassador for the Goethe Institute since 2000.
ELDER STEEL DRUM BAND
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Back by popular demand, steel drums and their pulsating rhythms return to our series in the form of the highly regarded Elder Steel Drum Band. Featuring students from Elder and Seton High Schools, the ensemble performs selections in a variety of styles ranging from Latin to Jazz to Pop to Classical to traditional Caribbean. Delight in the unique and joyful sound of steel drums in the resonant acoustics of Westwood First’s sanctuary.
STACEY & SCOT WOOLLEY / VIOLIN & PIANO
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Brothers Stacey and Scot Woolley are at home in different rooms of the world of music. Stacey can be found in the violin section of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, while Scot has made his way on Broadway and internationally as a musical theater arranger and music director. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the brothers join forces to present romantic music from around the world, featuring the music of twelve different countries, all in heart-warming romantic style.
HEATHER MACPHAIL/ORGAN & JACKIE DAVIS/HARP
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Each season, our series features at least one concert showcasing Westwood First’s magnificent pipe organ, an instrument which can unleash tremendous power or can display subtle tonal colors. In this concert, Westwood First’s organist Heather MacPhail and harpist Jackie Davis will present a program of solos and duos, dances, arias and flourishes. Duets will include the familiar “Canon in D” and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”
WESTWOOD FIRST CHANCEL CHOIR & SOLOISTS
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Westwood First Chancel Choir and Soloists, under the direction of Heather MacPhail, will bring our thirty-seventh season to a close with a concert of the great music of the church which has been the hallmark of this choir for generations. Included will be classic anthems known for their majesty or beauty or the occasion for which they were composed, oratorio movements from works by Mendelssohn, Haydn and more, and a popular spiritual or two.
All events are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted at the door. A reception in Calvin Hall will follow most concerts. For more information, call the music office at 661-6846, ext. 101.