Benefit Concert: New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet for Ridgewood Concert Band
Wed, June 27, 2012
- Wed, June 27, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
- 9:00 PM Location:
West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street Cost:
$20 per person
The principal players of the New York Philharmonic Brass section will perform a concert on June 27th at 7:30 at West Side Presbyterian Church. The quintet will play selections from the repertoire they will be performing on their upcoming tour of Japan.
Not only is this concert a chance to hear world-class musicians without having to travel into the city, it is an opportunity to support a great organization. Proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit the Ridgewood Concert Band as they move into their 30th year of performing.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.ridgewoodband.org/purchase/nybrass.htm or at the door.
Adults: $20.00 Seniors: $15.00 Students: $7.00
The Principal Brass' debut came in 1983 when they joined with the Canadian Brass for a concert in Ottawa, Canada. This was the beginning of a regular musical collaboration between these two brass quintets. Subsequent joint performances brought them to the summer festivals of Tanglewood and Wolf Trap, as well as concerts in cities throughout Canada and the United States.
The Principal Brass has hosted an annual Christmas Holiday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall since 1995. Joining as guests on this extravaganza have been Lee Musiker and his jazz trio, the Canadian Brass, the German Brass, the West Point Brass, Percussion, and Vocalists, Sesame Street's Bob McGrath, and the Salvation Army's New York Staff Band.
The Principal Brass has been a regular encore feature on the Philharmonic's tours of Europe, South America, Asia, and the United States, in addition to Philharmonic residencies in Cagliari, Italy, and Vail, Colorado. The ensemble has also performed solo concerts in major universities and cities throughout the United States. International visits have included Germany (Berlin and Munich), Luxembourg, Mexico (Monterey), China (Shanghai), and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo). Having toured Japan in 1999, 2003 and 2007 the Principal Brass will visit again this summer.
Learn more about the Principal Brass and its members here: http://www.ridgewoodband.org/special/nyphilbrass.aspx.