Tower Music: Fanfares & Processionals

Saturday, July 13 at 6:45PM, Sunset Center Terrace


Program

A Majestic Fanfare | Lou Harrison
Dances | Tielman Susato
Divertimento | Leonard Salzedo
Procession of the Nobles | Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 

Tower Music is one of the oldest traditions at the Carmel Bach Festival. It began in 1936 with the Heralding Trombones, led by two generations of the Stewart Family, Chandler and son Gordon, and the trombone quartet opened every Festival in the early days. The Stewart Family performed well into the 1960’s until the Festival Orchestra brass section was asked to carry on the tradition as it does today. They played from the balcony window of the old Sunset Auditorium which opened onto the parking lot – the window is still there, overlooking the foyer – and from the Carmel Mission bell tower, thus earning the nickname “Tower Music.”

Tower Music is a centuries-old tradition dating to the Middle Ages. Musicians utilized ancient trumpets, trombones, horns, and drums to call or signal attention to events and situations for the better (the arrival of royalty, weddings, pageants, hunts, jousts, and the hours) or for the worse (invading or marauding armies and other serious and life-threatening actions).

Our repertoire spans five centuries, from the Renaissance to present day. Tower Music is thrilling, exciting, and fun, lending a festive and joyful prelude to the Main Concert on Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Join us on the Sunset Terrace or at the Mission Courtyard (see schedule above) for a free 20-minute concert in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring the family, including the dog(s)!

This year on the Friday Tower Music program, we honor Cyril Yansouni for his tireless work and leadership as Board President the last 8 years. As a teenager in Alexandria, Egypt, he was quite a fan of John Philip Sousa and had heard nearly all of the marches that Sousa wrote. Thus, we have programmed The Thunderer to honor him. He has been one of Tower Music’s biggest fans and we are grateful for his dedication to the Carmel Bach Festival!

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Director

Suzanne Mudge
Suzanne Mudge

Event Info

Free

Date

Jul 13 2024

Time

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Featuring

Location

Sunset Center Terrace
San Carlos St between 8th and 10th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
Website
https://www.sunsetcenter.org/

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