Weekend Showcase: “Water Music”

This weekend you have the chance to catch a special performance in a venue you probably have never experienced before. It was also a first for the Plymouth Concert Band.

"We're going to rehearse in there tonight for the first time and with the sound shell and I'm sure it’s going to sound fantastic," said conductor David Elmhirst. "And I’m sure it’s going to sound fantastic."

As exciting as it was to experience the acoustics in the new facility, Elmhirst was listening to both the musicians play as well as the way the room presented the music. Musicians and conductor together were laser-focused on achieving the seamless fluid nuance in sound for their upcoming concert titled "Water Music."

"We start with the Handel classic, 'Water Music Suite,' we're doing three movements of that, followed by Vaughan Williams' 'Sea Songs,' and then we just keep going in that theme and we eventually get to wonderful pieces like soundtrack to the movie 'The Perfect Storm,' the sound track to 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' also we're doing a little bit of 'Under the Sea,' plus some pieces that people probably haven't heard about, but all pieces that have to do with water," said Elmhirst.

The new auditorium seats 350 people.

The Plymouth Concert Band performs "Water Music" Sunday at 4 p.m. at the new Wayzata High School auditorium. There will be one intermission and admission is free.

Neil Pursley reporting

February 10, 2017

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