Palestrant's Premiere

Dr. Chris Palestrant, proud Wolfhound alumnus parent (Will Palestrant, ’18), composer, and a Professor of Music, was commissioned to write a new piece of music, The Port of Freedom, which is being premiered by the Tidewater Winds next week during four concerts, Sunday, July 22 -Wednesday, July 25. They will perform the work during a series of free, family-friendly concerts. This should be a terrific evening out! Here are the details:
The Tidewater Winds, a 52-piece professional concert band, will be featuring The Port of Freedom, Chris’ new work dedicated to all those who serve at sea. The piece incorporates authentic naval sounds, from a ship’s bell ringing the hour to a boatswain’s call piping the crew on deck, and culminates in a rousing march as a ship sails majestically out to open waters.
The concert is entitled “America: Let Freedom Ring!,” and includes grand music by Sousa, John Williams, and others. No tickets are required, just show up and bring a friend! 
Sunday July 22, 7:30 PM:  Norfolk Collegiate Hackney Theater, 7336 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 
 Monday July 23, 7:30 PM: Grassfield High School, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA 
Tuesday July 24, 7:30 PM: Regent University Chapel, 1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA
Wednesday July 25, 7:30 PM (weather permitting): The 24th St. Stage 24th Street and Atlantic at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Dr. Palestrant performed recently at Saint Patrick, appearing as Mr. MacAfee in the  Theatre Department’s spring production of Bye Bye Birdie. He is quite the Renaissance Man!