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Central Arizona Concert Band to perform at Embry-Riddle Sunday

Soloist Christina Cuda Robertson will be the highlight of the Central Arizona Concert Band's performance Sunday at the Davis Learning Center on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus.

The program begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $10, and tickets will be available at the door.

The performance will feature popular concert pieces for brass and wind ensemble, including Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto for piano and concert band.

Robertson began her musical career in the Prescott school system, continuing through Yavapai College, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University's master's program. She has been a featured soloist with the Prescott Pops Symphony, the Prescott Strings and the Central Arizona Concert Band. She performs throughout the Southwest for both ensemble work and private recitals.

The Warsaw Concerto was composed in 1941 under a commission from British filmmakers to provide the score for a wartime drama, "Dangerous Moonlight," which was later released in the United States under the title, "Suicide Squadron." The music conveys the angst and struggles of a Polish composer, exiled during the Nazi occupation, as he tours Europe to raise money for Polish freedom fighters.

The Central Arizona Concert Band is a nonprofit organization of 60 professional and retired professional musicians.


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