Champion cornet for brass blast
Champion Kiwi cornet player Kyle Lawson will be joining Palmerston North Brass in concert on Saturday.
Winner of the the inaugural New Zealand Young Brass Musician of the Year award in 2014, Lawson has recently returned from the UK where he has been playing with the worldfamous Brighouse and Rastrick Band. He is the special guest for an evening of Famous Melodies and Marches at St Andrew’s in the City.
From well-known standards to tunes that simply demand to be played, the band’s John McCartin said the concert will be ‘‘music through the ages, for all ages’’
‘‘The concert is part of a musical journey towards playing with the New Zealand Army Band in December’’ John McCartin
conducted by David Maas, and will include fresh arrangements of favourites such as Amazing Grace and Danny Boy along with other memorable melodies.
McCartin said the city’s nationally ranked B-grade band is on the ‘‘up and up’’ having achieved excellent results at the recent national competitions in Napier.
‘‘The concert is part of a musical journey towards playing with the New Zealand Army Band at a big exciting concert proposed for The Square in December.’’
Entry to the 7.30pm concert is $10 seniors, $15 adults with children free.