Hannes Richter

Musikkapelle Prutz Tours the U.S

Hannes Richter

On July 14, the Olney Big Band hosted the Austrian concert band Musikkapelle Prutz. The Olney Big Band is a traditional Big Band located in Olney, Maryland near the Nation’s Capital. It consists of 18 musicians and two vocalists performing American swing, dance, and jazz music of the big band era (1930s-40s) and beyond. Musikkapelle Prutz is an award winning band based near Innsbruck in the western part of Austria. Its 52 members presented an outstanding concert of Austrian classics and popular concert band favorites, under the direction of renowned Dr. Rudi Pascher. This visit to the United States marks the band’s first American concert tour which includes stops in Washington D.C., southern Maryland, Baltimore and New York. For more information visit: http://www.musikkapelle-prutz.at