Pianist Andrew O’Brien, Scottsdale Concert Band to perform together

Pianist Andrew O’Brien will perform the “Warsaw Concerto” with the Scottsdale Concert Band at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Coronado High School Auditorium, 7501 E. Virginia Ave.

Pianist Andrew O’Brien (Submitted Photo)

Mr. O’Brien received his doctoral degree in piano performance from Arizona State University. He has performed at Boston College, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire and in Italy under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, according to a press release.

He is an adjunct faculty instructor in piano and music theory at Scottsdale Community College and also teaches privately in the Phoenix area.

Also on the program will be Theme from “Schindler’s List” by John Williams; “At Dawn They Slept” (December 7, 1941); the “Looney Tunes Overture”; and “March of the Women Marines.”

The “Warsaw Concerto” is a short work for piano and orchestra by Richard Addinsell, written for the 1941 British film “Dangerous Moonlight,” which is about the Polish struggle against the 1939 invasion by Nazi Germany, a release states.

Scottsdale’s own Sudler Silver Scroll symphonic band, now in its 41st season, will have Michele Kalo directing. Scottsdale Community College sponsors the band, which performs four concerts per year.

The John Philip Sousa Foundation presents the Sudler Silver Scroll.

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