Entre Amis

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Entre Amis

Sunday April 17th, 2016  3:00 PM, Jane Mallett Theatre

Alain Trudel, Conductor
Stéphane Beaulac, Trumpet

Recently appointed member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Canadian trumpet virtuoso Stéphane Beaulac will perform the legendary Canadian trumpeter and composer Johnny Cowell’s Trumpet Concerto. This concert, under the assured baton of HSSB Principal Guest Conductor Alain Trudel, features the world première of Kevin Lau’s Concerto for Brass Band commissioned by the HSSB with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.

The concert is the grand finale of our annual 3-day festival of brass that celebrates youth, community and the very best of professional music making!


Entre Amis

Dedicated to the memory of Howard Cable

Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 3:00 PM

Jane Mallett Theatre

Festival March – ABUNDANCE –  Marcus Venables

Concerto for Brass Band – Kevin Lau

World Premiere

Concerto for Trumpet –  Johnny Cowell, trans. Marcus Venables

Stéphane Beaulac – trumpet soloist

*In honour of Don Johnson


Harmony Music – Philip Sparke

Winner of the Hannaford Youth Solo Competition

Maestro for a Moment – Mr. Monocle and the Ostrich Eugene Belianski

Aubade –  J. Scott Irvine

World Premiere

Stéphane Beaulac trumpet soloist

Cousins Herbert L. Clarke, arr. Mark Freeh

Alain Trudel, trombone, Stéphane Beaulac, trumpet

The Banks of Newfoundland –  Howard Cable


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Don Johnson (1929 – 2016)

Don was a brass player and teacher of renown whose influence in this city can’t be overstated. We will pay tribute to him with the performance of the Cowell Concerto.
Don Johnson was born in 1929 and as a young boy started playing trumpet ‎with the Salvation Army and travelled all over the world playing for the troops. He was often featured in CBC music variety shows where he played trumpet and sometimes sang.
As he progressed in his trumpet skills he played for years with the Toronto Philharmonic orchestra and as leader at the Beverly Hills night club. Don also performed and recorded tv and radio shows with his good friend and colleague trumpeter Johnny Cowell. He met my mother Peggy Neville in Winnipeg, who was performing as a vocalist for CBC at the time and later became the singer with his band.
When he married and settled down he took a full time teaching position at Humber College and become the Head of the Music department. He taught hundreds of Canada’s best young brass players at Humber until he retired in the early ’90’s but he never gave up his love and passion for the trumpet. Over the years he also travelled to the States adjudicating many American marching band competitions.
He moved up north to Sauble Beach where he continued to teach, conduct, and perform with the Kincardine Brass Band and the Lighthouse Band. In his 80’s he decided to learn how to play the piano and started taking lessons to further his musical knowledge.
He practiced almost every day for his entire life and always called the trumpet his elixir of life.    Anesie Johnson-Smith.

Howard Cable

Howard Cable (1920 – 2016)

Howard-Cable-776x517For over 25 years Howard worked closely with this band. His memorable appearances at the Algoma Fall Festival, the Festival of the Sound and many concerts at the Jane Mallett Theatre always demonstrated Howard’s creative energy and wonderful stage presence.
He wrote and arranged many pieces for the band including McIntyre Ranch Country, Ontario Pictures, Saturday’s Game, The Bridal Rose and recently The King of Diamonds Overture. He also conducted us on many occasions, including on our acclaimed CD Northern Delights. The HSSB and Howard just recently began a collaboration to publish the many brass band works he created for the HSSB.
We dedicate this concert to his memory.
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