How do you steal a night of “wonderful brass”?
At Saturday’s remaining live performance of the Sioux Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, percussionist Darin Wadley dominated a number of items, Herbert Haufrecht’s “Symphony for Brass and Timpani” specifically.
Heralding the brass part’s military-like actions, Wadley’s precision supplied construction that outlined the composer’s intentions. Trumpets – these apparent standouts – needed to compete. Within the course of, trombones and an oh-so-good tubist (Michael Andersen) stood out.
In addition they bought consideration within the night’s second act and positively glowed in George and Ira Gershwin’s “I Received Rhythm.” A jazzy tuba? The Orpheum bought that, too, when music director Ryan Haskins loosened up for the very infectious commonplace. He danced across the stage, spotlighting all the soloists.
Within the quantity which preceded it – Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy” – a number of different percussionists joined Wadley and helped convey quite a lot of moods within the tribute to folksingers.
Whereas the suite was written for a full orchestra, its brass presentation gave horns and trombones deserved consideration. The trumpets have been current, as effectively, however they took a again seat to the others.
Their massive second got here with two first-act Giovanni Gabrieli picks.