- Blazin' Brass
- Sunday, July 26 at 6 PM
- South Coast Botanic Garden, Outdoors on the Meadow, 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, PV Peninsula
- Tickets are $9 (adults) and free (12 and under) Available just prior to concert time
- You may bring a blanket or lawn chair and picnic supper
Mr. Hungerford will perform Herbert L. Clarke’s Variations on The Carnival of Venice and, with the help of the band’s trumpet section, Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday. Grant Hungerford received merit scholarships to attend USC, B.M, and the Manhattan School of Music, M.M. where he studied with former and current principal trumpet players with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera among others. Grant is currently Principal Trumpet with the Burbank Philharmonic, The Downey Symphony, The Peninsula Symphony, the Trumpet Professor at UC Santa Barbara, and Music Director of St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. He has many students who have gone onto careers in music and currently has students at USC and New England Conservatory of Music. While freelancing in New York Mr. Hungerford performed with many different groups playing both classical and pop music, including playing on the Double Fantasy Album with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. After John Lennon’s death and the plans for world tour were canceled, he returned to classical music and was appointed solo principal trumpet of La Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela where he lived for two years before returning to Southern California. Since that time Mr. Hungerford has performed with virtually every orchestra in the Los Angeles area including thirteen years as a substitute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In Santa Barbara he has performed with Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and been a featured soloist with the Bach Camerata. Mr. Hungerford has been recorded on soundtracks for movies and commercials as well many CD projects.
Christine Hayes (PVSB Principal Trombone) will play jazz legend Sammy Nestico’s Reflective Mood.
Amy Wolff (PVSB Principal French Horn) will play a selection from the John Williams score from Schindler’s List.
The program will also include a new arrangement of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, ABBA Gold, a Frank Sinatra medley, and favorites Lady of Spain and I Left my Heart in San Francisco.
The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band, under the direction of David Stanton, consists of 60 local musicians dedicated to bringing the very best in concert band music to the South Bay community.