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Candlelight Concert Society's brassy 40th anniversary in Columbia
Candlelight Concert Society's brassy 40th anniversary in Columbia

The Candlelight Concert Society is tooting its own horn by commissioning a new piece of music to celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Paul Salerni's "Many Happy Returns" receives its world premiere performance by the Philadelphia Brass Quintet on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. "We had never commissioned anything that I know of, but I wanted for our anniversary to commission a very short fanfare," says Candlelight artistic director Holly Thomas. "Salerni wanted to expand on it. He kept going with it, and it's now a 17-minute piece." The Lehigh, Pa.-based Salerni explains in his program notes how he...

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