Melbourne Rainbow Band – Rainbow Connections

MRB_Rainbow Connections_editorialSince it formed in 1995, the Melbourne Rainbow Band has grown to become a proud musical voice for Melbourne’s GLBTI community.  This year, they’re turning 20 and they want you to help them celebrate!

The first of their 20th anniversary concerts, Rainbow Connections uses the power of music to explore the full spectrum and meaning of the colours of the pride flag, under the baton of Musical Director, Greg Peterson.

Hosted by the highly talented, award-winning  Dolly Diamond, the concert programme will feature Sean O’Loughlin’s dramatic concert opener, Fortitude, Otto M. Schwarz’s thrilling symphonic sketch, Roller Coaster, and Gustav Holst’s, On This Day Earth Shall Ring, just to name a few.

The concert will also feature two world premieres of work composed especially for this performance. Rainbow Connections – a new work written especially to celebrate their 20th year, composed by international screen composer, Ronnie Minder. The work is structured in 8 sections, with each section representing a different colour of the rainbow. Indigo Contrasts – a new work for Concert Band and Solo Euphonium by Chris Palamountain, and featuring international euphonium soloist, Fletcher Mitchell.

In addition, this performance will feature MRB trumpeter Rachael Bean performing Robert W. Smith’s In a Gentle Rain. Inspired by the forces of nature, this reflective solo explores the simple beauty of a spring or summer shower. It also uses creative percussion techniques to evoke the sounds of rain, thunder and the final drops of water falling from the roof of a house.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join Australia’s premier gay and lesbian community concert band in a celebration of 20 fabulous years of music.

Rainbow Connections
James Tatoulis Auditorium – Methodist Ladies College, 207 Barkers Road, Kew
Saturday 30 May 2015 – 8.00pm
Bookings: www.trybooking.com or at the door (if available)

For more information, visit: www.mrb.org.au for details.

Image: courtesy of Melbourne Rainbow Band

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