THURSDAY: Bucks Live! Presents Hickory Brass Band Holiday Music Concert
The 17-piece band performs an extended array of music of the season at 7:30 p.m. December 14 at Newtown, with free hot cocoa before the show
Bucks County Community College, which has been bringing innovative musical performers to the region for more than 50 years, proudly presents the Hickory Brass Band Holiday Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at Newtown as part of the Bucks Live! series of events.
Philadelphia’s premier 17-piece brass orchestra, founded in 2001 by trumpeter Bob Wagner and trombonist Gail Glass-Wagner, will perform an extended lineup of holiday music that’s sure to put you in the spirit of the season. The concert features the music of Stan Kenton, with selections such as “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Silent Night (Cowboy Version),” “Feliz Navidad,” “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and many more. The program includes narration, stories and history about the pieces and arrangements performed.
As a special treat, free hot cocoa and treats will be served in the Gateway Center Atrium just before the show.
The Hickory Brass Band Holiday Music Concert takes place in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center, located inside the Gateway Center building on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940. Parking is free. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.
General admission tickets are only $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and free for Bucks County Community College students with current ID. In addition, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $15, which includes a preconcert reception from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and reserved seating. The reception includes light hors d’oeuvres and two glasses of wine or beer; VIP ticketholders must be age 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucks.edu/tickets or at the door.
The Hickory Brass Band Holiday Music Concert is part of the Bucks Live! series of innovative programs to inform, inspire, and enrich the life of greater Bucks County, brought to you by Bucks County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Committee.
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