The Coast Guard Band and Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson present
“Verdant Virtuosity.” This optimistic and lively program is full of show stoppers
from Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, De Meij, Ingolf Dahl, and others. The
afternoon’s soloists are MUC Greg Case and MU1 Megan Weikleenget.
This program opens with Leonard Bernstein’s “Slava!” followed
by Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Jesters.” Chief Musician Greg Case performs
Ingolf Dahl’s engaging “Saxophone Concerto” and is later joined by the
saxophone quartet for Henry Fillmore’s “Rolling Thunder.” Musician 1st Class
Megan Weikleenget sings “Defying Gravity” from the hit musical “Wicked,”
while Johan De Meij’s “Extreme Makeover” expounds on a Russian folk melody
found in Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1.
Please join us for this wonderful program featuring the virtuosic sounds of the The
United States Coast Guard Band!