Courtesy of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
MINDEN, Nev. – The Zephyrus Brass Quintet will give a free concert at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday, May 17, from 5:00-6:00pm. The concert is the finale of the park’s Something in the Wind kites and wind celebration on May 16-17.
The Zephyrus Brass Quintet is affiliated with the Carson City Symphony. Formed in 2011, the group has performed for elementary school assemblies, holiday shoppers, luncheons, fundraisers, wine walks, sporting events, and senior living facilities. The ensemble plays music from an extensive library of more than 200 works ranging from Renaissance to contemporary popular music.
The concert and other events that weekend are sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, The Record-Courier, Holiday Inn Express, Douglas County, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. Something in the Wind is a joint project of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park and the Carson Valley Arts Council.
The concert is a fitting event for the park’s celebration of the Washoe Zephyr, featuring kites and other wind-related activities. The group’s name is derived from Zephyrus (or Zephyr), the Greek god of the west wind. Zephyrus was regarded as the messenger of spring and was the gentlest of the four winds. In Greek myth, the only wind that Odysseus would allow to guide him to Ithaca was Zephyrus, and Zephyrus guided Aphrodite to the sea of Paphos when she was born.
The group is comprised of five musicians, including Bob Masters and Alan Catron playing trumpet, Lin Nelson playing horn, Paul Jorgensen playing trombone, and David Bugli playing tuba.
This is a free outdoor event. The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Dogs are not allowed. For more information about the concert and Something in the Wind, visit dangberghomeranch.org or call 775-783-9417.
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