The legendary NYC Pride March took place, beginning at 12 p.m. and stretching late into the evening, making it the biggest LGBTQ+ pride parade in the world. The celebration didn’t stop with the parade but continued into the night with UTOPIA.
At one point, several woodwind players set their instruments aside and sang a slow choral melody as the rest of the band played quietly in the background.
Four boys who formed an indie band in Manchester, England fifteen years ago never imagined they would one day sell out Madison Square Garden. The 1975 has truly achieved rockstar status. Around 20,000 people filled the stadium to see the band on the last leg of their world tour.
The program opened with a march by Henry Fillmore. The quartet performed “Rolling Thunder,” a song originally composed in 1916 for a full wind band, then re-written for a saxophone quartet. The piece moved at a fast tempo, with the Baritone saxophone keeping a steady beat to support the upper parts’ intricate and moving lines.