Celebrating 40 Years
1978 - 2018
Since its establishment in 1978, Big Band Opus78 has come a long way. We were able to perform with so many great artists. some of Luxembourgs finest musicians have joined us on stage or in the band throughout the years and we are thankful for all the unforgettable moments we had. To celebrate this special occasion we have prepared a series of musical events throughout the season, that we want to share with you, our faithful supporters. Because you too, have been a part of our success.
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An Opus 78 Christmas Night
feat. Onita Boone & The Celestial Voices
We kick off our yearlong celebration with a Christmas concert with the vocalist Onita Boone and her Gospel Choir "The Celestial Voices".
Onita Boone is a seasoned stage performer, who learned her craft in church. She is widely known in America, especially the New York Metropolitan area where she was featured in a number of Broadway, and Off Broadway productions, including “Arms too Short to Box With God”, The Rapture”, “Mamma I Want to Sing” and “The Blacker The Berry The Sweeter the Juice.” Onita moved to Germany in 1997 and has amasssed a consistant and extensive following.
Enjoy a very special winter evening, with dinner, or without, on:
15th & 16th December 2017
Aalt Stadhaus Differdange
Big Band Opus 78 Workshop
feat. Andy Haderer, Frank Chastenier, Paul Heller & Marshall Gilkes
from the WDR Big Band
In march we will have a workshop with some of WDR Big Bands finest musicians. Andy Haderer (Trumpet), Frank Chastenier (Piano), Paul Heller (Saxophone), Marshall
Gilkes (Trombone, Compositor and Conductor) will join us for a weekend to work on original compositions and improve our skills in phrasing, rhythm and reading of scores.
We also want to give students the ability to work with these great artists, that's why we are working on an educational project together with the music schools of Differdange and Petange.
As a closing event for this workshop we will organize a concert.
17th & 18th March 2018
Aalt Stadhaus Differdange
Saturday: 11h00 - 19h00 (Workshop Big Band)
19h30 - 21h30 (Public Workshop)
Sunday: 10h00 - 17h00 (Workshop Big Band)
Big Band der Bundeswehr
As a special treat for you (and for us) the German military big band, "Big Band der Bundeswehr", will give a concert in Soleuvre in November. The big band is conducted by Timor Oliver Chadik.
All revenues from this concert will be donated to "IDV", the institute for the visually impaired. This fairly new association makes efforts to integrate people with visual impairments into the national music schools. The organization needs special equipment in order to offer lessons to the people concerned.
To find out more about IDV, click here
8th November 2018