Around the Town: Helena-area arts and entertainment news published April 20, 2023

New Horizons Band Spring Concert 

The Helena New Horizons Concert Band presents its Spring Concert 3:30 p.m. April 23 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

The band will play a varied program of music that includes concert band arrangements of classical pieces by Shostakovich (Folk Dances), Tchaikovsky (1812 Overture), Prokofiev (March Opus 99), and Holst (Second Suite for Military Band). Other selections for the concert are ‘Strike Up the Band’ by George and Ira Gershwin, highlights from ‘The Music Man,’ a medley of sea shanties, and a Spanish march, ‘Zia, Zia.’

Conductors are Tom Mazanec, Jim Perkins, and Larry Irwin. The concert is free, although donations at the door are appreciated.

Brandon Goldberg quintet at the Myrna People are also reading…

Acclaimed teen jazz phenom Brandon Goldberg has been playing piano since he was 3, playing professionally since he was 8 and in jazz clubs starting at 12.

The talented 17-year-old performs with his quintet 7:30 p.m. April 27, at The Myrna Loy.

He’s already won awards and top reviews for his two albums, which both earned four-star reviews from Downbeat Magazine.

Although the band hasn’t picked a playlist yet, he said “we usually play a blend of

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