Silas Nathaniel Huff
Silas Nathaniel Huff Conducted at White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon
BOULDER, CO, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Boulder Concert Band, a nonprofit, premier grownup neighborhood band, at this time introduced that Silas Nathaniel Huff has been chosen as its conductor and musical director.
Recent Commander of the U.S. Army School of Music, Huff at the moment is affiliate director of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, music director emeritus of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra (NYC), incoming Commander of the 44th Army Band (NM) and co-director of the International Conducting Institute, a corporation devoted to coaching the world’s subsequent era of conductors. Huff has carried out throughout the U.S. and Europe for greater than 15 years. As a U.S. Army Music Officer, he has carried out live shows on the White House, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon, and different necessary monuments and landmarks in Washington, D.C., for audiences numbering within the 1000’s. Abroad, he has carried out in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Jordan.
“I’m honored and flattered to have been chosen by this nice group,” stated Huff. “I moved to Boulder in the hunt for alternatives to make music, and having spent fifteen years standing in entrance of musicians, and the final six in entrance of Army bandsmen, I really feel like this was inevitable. I like live performance band music, and being named music director of the Boulder Concert Band feels proper to me. The band and I are going to do quite a lot of nice issues collectively. I can’t wait to begin!”
Maestro Huff’s previous positions embrace music director of the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (TX), director of the U.S. Army Orchestra (DC), conductor of Moscow Ballet’s U.S.A. east coast excursions, and affiliate producer of opera on the Manhattan School of Music.
Maestro Huff holds levels from Texas State University and UCLA, and in addition studied on the Trossingen Hochschule für Musik (Germany) and L’Institut Musical Provence-Aubagne (France). In 1999, he earned first prize within the Los Angeles Valley Composition Competition for his homage to Charles Ives, Begging the Question. In 2001, he was named Conductor of the Year by the California State University system, and he was a semi-finalist within the 2004 Maikop International Conducting Competition (Russia). In 2011, the Texas House of Representatives signed a decision recognizing Maestro Huff’s distinguished musical service, and in 2015, the U.S. Army conferred upon him a Meritorious Service Medal for his excellent and exceptionally meritorious management of the U.S. Army Orchestra in Washington, DC.
Huff lately started learning on the University of Colorado in Boulder in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts diploma in Orchestral Conducting. At CU, he’s co-director of the Campus Orchestra.
“I marvel that the Boulder Concert Band now has the privilege of working with a conductor with such broad and distinguished expertise,” commented Bernard Buster, president, Boulder Concert Band Board of Directors and principal French Horn. “Our first rehearsal clearly exemplified why his resume is so spectacular. I’m assured that our upcoming live performance season shall be spectacular beneath the route Maestro Huff, and urge everybody to expertise our live shows.”
2017-2018 Season Schedule Announced
Under the route of Maestro Huff, now could be the right time to affix the Boulder Concert Band’s viewers household. All live shows will happen at 7 p.m. on the First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, Boulder.
October 28th, 2017 – British Master: Walton & Holst
December 16th, 2017 – Holiday Bells
March 10, 2018 – American Masters: Music by American Masters, Past and Present
May 12, 2018 – Across the Sea: Music by Sousa, Grundman, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, and More
About the Boulder Concert Band
The first data of a performing band within the metropolis of Boulder date again to 1870. The Boulder Concert Band was reorganized in 1976 by the late Hugh McMillen, former Director of Bands on the University of Colorado. The present group has over 70 volunteer musicians from the enterprise, skilled, and academic communities in Boulder County and the Denver metro space.
The Boulder Concert Band offers the neighborhood with excellent performances of conventional and fashionable live performance literature and enriches the cultural expertise of the viewers and the musicians. Follow the Boulder Concert Band on Facebook, or go to the site at www.boulderband.org.
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