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Star-Spangled Celebration

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$47.50 - $67.50

Duration

Concert Duration

1 hour 30 minutes
Date & Times

4

Jul, 2014

Friday, 3:00 PM

5

Jul, 2014

Saturday, 8:00 PM

6

Jul, 2014

Sunday, 3:00 PM

Event Info
The powerhouse combination of the Philharmonic and “The Commandant’s Own” celebrate America’s birthday with this spectacular display of musical fireworks.
Program

John Stafford Smith

The Star-Spangled Banner

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Copland

Fanfare for the Common Man

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Gershwin

"Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band

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Copland

Clarinet Concerto

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Brian Dix & Nathan Morris

Chester, A March

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E. Bernstein/Arr. B. Dix & John Williams

Theme from The Magnificent Seven

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Joe Green/Arr. N. Morris, J. Jaorowsky & John Williams

Xylophonia

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Raye & Prince/Arr. B. Dix & N. Morris

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

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Sousa

The Washington Post

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Sousa

Semper Fidelis

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Brian Dix/Arr. S. Bulla

Ellis Island

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Various/Arr. S. Bulla & B. Dix

Armed Forces Salute

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Sousa

Stars and Stripes Forever

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Artists

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor

Bramwell Tovey

Conductor

Bramwell Tovey David Cooper

Conductor

Grammy and Juno award–winning conductor/composer Bramwell Tovey was appointed music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2000. Under his leadership the VSO has toured China, Korea, Canada, and the United States. Mr. Tovey is also the artistic adviser of the VSO School of Music, a state-of-the-art facility and recital hall which opened in downtown Vancouver in 2011. In 2018, the VSO’s centenary year, he will become the orchestra’s music director emeritus.

The 2017–18 season in Vancouver includes tours in the fall and spring showcasing the orchestra in their home state as well as key east coast Canadian cities. Other engagements will take Mr. Tovey to the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Houston, Toronto, and Melbourne symphonies, as well as returns to summer festivals in Vail, Tanglewood, and the Hollywood Bowl.

An active composer, Bramwell Tovey won the 2003 Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull. Past commissions include the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Calgary Opera, which premiered his first full length opera, The Inventor, in 2011 (a recording of which by the VSO with UBC Opera and the original cast has been released on Naxos). In 2014 his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra with Alison Balsom as soloist in both concerts.

A talented pianist as well as conductor and composer, he has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and Sydney, Melbourne, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Toronto, and Royal Scottish National symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2014 he played and conducted Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in Saratoga with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed his own Pictures in the Smoke with the Melbourne and Helsingborg Symphonies and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Tovey was music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 2001, and music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg from 2002 to 2006.

Bramwell Tovey is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and holds honorary degrees from the universities of British Columbia, Manitoba, Kwantlen, and Winnipeg. In 2013 he was appointed an honorary Officer of the Order of Canada for services to music.

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Mark Nuccio

Clarinet

Mark Nuccio

Clarinet

Mark Nuccio

Clarinet

Mark Nuccio joined the New York Philharmonic in 1999 as Associate Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinet. He previously held positions with orchestras in Pittsburgh, Denver, Savannah, and Florida. He has worked with distinguished conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Erich Leinsdorf, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, André Previn, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Gustavo Dudamel. Additionally, Mr. Nuccio has toured with both the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to numerous countries, recorded with both orchestras, and performed with the Philharmonic on the award-winning series, Live From Lincoln Center, broadcast on PBS. A recent New York Philharmonic tour included a historic visit to North Korea — an event watched around the world.

An active solo and chamber musician, Mark Nuccio has been the featured performer with several orchestras in the United States and on numerous occasions at the International Clarinet Association conventions. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001, his Japan recital debut in 2002, and he now regularly performs in recital in the Far East and Europe, as well as across the U.S. In New York, he often can be heard at Merkin Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Nuccio is also a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York (PQNY) — a group of five woodwind players from the New York Philharmonic. Since its inception, in 2001, the PQNY has performed across the globe. During summers, Mr. Nuccio performs chamber music at the Strings in the Mountain Music Festival in Steamboat, Colorado.

As a studio musician, Mr. Nuccio is featured on several movie soundtracks, including Failure to Launch, The Last Holiday, The Rookie, The Score, Intolerable Cruelty, Alamo, Pooh’s Heffalump, Hitch, The Manchurian Candidate, and numerous television commercials. He also performed on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on the 2003 Grammy Awards.

In November 2006, Mr. Nuccio’s first CD, Opening Night,featuring the clarinet quintets of Mozart and Brahms, was released, and is available at dorian.com as well as on iTunes and amazon.com.

A Colorado native, Mark Nuccio holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Robert Marcellus. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He is an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West, now a partner in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy.

Beyond his active performing schedule, Mr. Nuccio is committed to training the next generation of musicians. He currently serves on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City and teaches master classes in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Nuccio is a Rico advising artist and clinician as well as an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon, and performs exclusively on Buffet clarinets.

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“The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

“The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, known as “The Commandant’s Own,” was originally formed to augment the United States Marine Band in November 1934 to support local ceremonies at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., and within the National Capitol Region. Over the course of several generations this original group of 28 Marines has blossomed to its current strength as a world-class military unit recognized for superior musical performance. Its history can be traced to the early days of the Marine Corps: 18th- and 19th-century military musicians, or “field musics,” provided a means of passing commands to Marines in battle formations. In 1882 the Secretary of Navy ordered that the bugle should be the official form of communication, replacing the fife, which was considered obsolete. Since this historical directive, “The Commandant’s Own” has been a part of the Marine Corps’ and Americas’ story. Along with playing daily bugle calls on Navy vessels and Marine Corps posts, the Drum & Bugle Corps’ Marines has performed Honors at Arlington National Cemetery since the late 19th century when “Taps” was adopted as an official bugle call. During World War II the Drum Corps provided personal military escorts for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as he traveled to his retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia. In 2006 the Commandant of the Marine Corps officially designated The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps as “The Commandant’s Own” in 2006.

Celebrating 80 years of service, this musical ensemble’s international appearances have included the World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium; Australia’s bicentennial celebration; Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilation in Edinburgh, Scotland; the Winter Paralympics in Salt Lake City, Utah; the Sultan of Oman’s National Celebration in Muscat; the 65th Memorial Ceremony on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan. It was personally requested by President Jimmy Carter to perform at the Middle East Peace Accords at Camp David, and has performed live numerous times for PBS. Major Brian Dix currently serves as the fourth director of “The Commandant’s Own.” The ensemble joined the Philharmonic for its 2011 Summertime Classics performances, conducted by both Bramwell Tovey and Major Dix.

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Major Brian Dix

Director and Commanding Officer

Major Brian Dix

Director and Commanding Officer

Director and Commanding Officer

Major Brian Dix was appointed director of "The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps in September 1998. As the fourth director since its inception in 1934, Major Dix not only expanded the Corps' extensive repertoire composing original music honoring American heroes, his musical message of the Marine Corps has been witnessed by countless millions through live worldwide performances and national television broadcasts.

Major Dix’s works Reveille and Tour of Duty were performed at Avery Fisher Hall as part of a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic during Independence Day weekend in 2011. Additionally, Birth of a Drum Corps was rescored combining both musical ensembles during this concert series, marking the first performance of an original drum and bugle corps work transcribed for a major symphony orchestra.

Major Dix enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1983 and graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA. In 1984, Major Dix traveled to the Armed Forces School of Music, graduating with honors. He then reported to Marine Barracks for duty as a contra-bass bugler. He was appointed to the rank of Warrant Officer in 1998 and following his completion of The Basic School, he assumed duties as director of “The Commandant's Own.”

On February 2, 2010, following a Presidential Appointment to the Rank of Major, he assumed full command of The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. Additionally, he serves as Commander of the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment, which includes “The Commandant's Own,” Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the Official Color Guard of the Marine Corps.

Major Dix's personal decorations include the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star for Heroic Achievement, and a Navy Certificate of Commendation for his volunteer work at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. He was named in 2005 to Mansfield University's Society of Honors with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award and most notably in 2009, was sworn in as an Honorary Navy Hospital Corpsman, bestowed in recognition of both his service to Naval Medicine and his march Corpsman Up, an original work composed in honor of Navy Corpsmen, the brave men and women who keep Marines ready to be the “first to fight.”

In 2013 a portrait, Corpsman Up, was commissioned specifically to pay homage to his march for Navy Hospital Corpsmen; it on display in Heroes Way at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda.

 

 

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