Free musical treat planned for Killarney

THE highly regarded Poway High School Band and Orchestra from California will perform a free concert at The Brehon, Killarney at 8.00pm on Monday, April 15.

The band is currently touring Ireland and will perform just one concert in Kerry before travelling on to Cork. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Patrons can expect to hear many of your big band favourites from the US, including Disney at the Movies, Porgy and Bess, the Captain America March and Jazzin’ It Up, along with orchestral highlights like Variations for the Bassoon and String Quartet and Lassus Trombone.

Poway High School is renowned for its instrumental music programme. The present enrollment, of 2,100 students, enjoys an array of academic programmes. The school has three concert bands, a symphony orchestra, two jazz bands, a chamber group, three percussion ensembles, a musical orchestra, a 180-piece marching band, a pep band and a winter guard.

The band will be joined by former student Elliot Moreau who plays bassoon with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

He has performed with artists including Placido Domingo, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, John Legend, John Williams, Randy Newman and Earth, Wind and Fire.

The concert takes place in the banqueting suite at The Brehon, doors open at 7.30pm and the concert begins at 8pm.

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