The Lakeshore Concert Band, originally created to encourage and promote community music for amateur musicians, young and old, in Montreal and the West Island, gave its first public performance at Expo '67. The Band is now a charitable foundation which, through its concerts and music, raises funds for schools and charitable organizations such as the Gazette Christmas Fund and the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped, to name only a few. The band also holds a gala concert each year, usually in April or May.
The Lakeshore Concert Band (LCB) is very happy to announce the immediate appointment of Richard Stoelzel to the position of (Permanent) Music Director. Under Mr. Stoelzel’s baton, the LCB has started rehearsing for its upcoming “Musical Postcards” gala concert on May 25, 2019, to be held at Lindsay Place High School in Pointe-Claire, and is looking for new members.
About Richard Stoelzel
Hailed as “one of the foremost performers and teachers in the USA and Canada” and “one of the greatest trumpet players of our time,” reviewers have called Richard’s trumpet playing “virtuosic and lyrical,” “fluid and liquid-like tone,” with “a bel canto style that gave this reviewer chills.” He maintains an active career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and is presently principal trumpet with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.
An accomplished conductor, Stoelzel was the principal pops conductor of the Harid Conservatory as well as music director of the professional wind ensemble the Florida Wind Symphony. Stoelzel was the founder and artistic director of the GVSU International Trumpet Seminar and is currently President of the World Trumpet Society. He is also a professor of trumpet and chair of the brass area at McGill University’s School of Music in Montreal and on the faculty of the Masterworks Summer Music Festival in South Carolina.
For more information on Richard Stoelzel, his full biography and discography can be found at his website.
2019 Gala - "Musical Postcards"
On Saturday, May 25, at 7:30PM at Lindsay Place High School, the LCB will present its 2019 Gala Concert, entitled “Musical Postcards”. The concert will feature music from around the globe, evoking such visions as sunrise on the Serengeti, spiritual hymns from America and England, folk songs from Asia, and Russian escapades on the high seas. Tickets will be available for sale in early March, so please keep an eye on our website!