The Cottonwood Brass will present the 14th annual Peach Social Concert at Cottonwood Mansion Museum on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2 pm. The group
specializes in performing historic and period music on antique brass instruments.
Back again this year will be special guest performer, Dr. Henry Meredith. "Dr. Hank" as he is known to his students, colleagues and friends was on the Music faculty at Western
University in London and has an extensive personal collection of antique instruments numbering over 6000. He will be bringing some interesting and rare instruments from his
collection on which he will perform as soloist with the group. Included on the programme will be the classic cornet solo "Alpine Echoes" performed on an original "echo"
double bell cornet from his collection. Dr. Hank is also an accomplished performer on the keyed bugle, an instrument that was popular in bands of the early 19th century, but by
1860 was replaced by the valved cornet and is rarely heard today. Several pieces on the programme will feature this instrument.
Also featured in the concert will be a selection of historical Canadian music with such titles as "Brantford Galop", "Cayuga Two Step", "Live Oaks Haldimand Old Boys' Reunion March",
and "Base Ball Waltz".
Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and under, and the price includes a peach dessert. Please bring a lawn chair.
Download and print an invitation here.