Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

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Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by patrickosmith » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:08 pm

Hello Trombone Chat! Long time no chat for me. I've been away from the discussions since way back when (the last time The Trombone Forum (TTF) went down). Seems like years ago. Anyway, I have resurfaced and I bring exciting news.

I've been busy as Executive Producer of the "Cosmic Classics: Best in Brass Concert & Expo" to be held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA on Sunday June 7, 2020. I am very proud to have booked a two of the finest brass players in the world as featured soloists for the matinee concert. The best part for me: I get to perform in my dream job capacity (on the 2nd trombone stand) with NEBB. Woo Hoo! Concert details are as follows:

FEATURING
Christopher Martin, Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic
Toby Oft, Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Will Sherwood, Principal Organist, Mechanics Hall
Stephen Bulla, Music Director, New England Brass Band (NEBB)

PROGRAM

L. Arnaud/J. Williams
“Bugler’s Dream and Olympic Fanfare” (brass band)

Camille Saint-Saens
“Organ Symphony” finale (brass band and organ)

Johann Sebastian Bach
“Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” (organ)

Stephen Bulla
“The Von Braun Suite” (brass band, narrator, projector)

Ottorino Respighi
“Pines of Rome, Appian Way” (brass band and organ)

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Richard Wagner
“Grand March from Tannhauser” (brass band and organ)

Maurice Ravel
“Piece en Forme de Habanera” (piano and trombone)

Arthur Pryor
“Blue Bells of Scotland” (brass band and trombone)

Alexander Arutiunian
“(Armenian) Trumpet Concerto” (brass band and trumpet)

George Gershwin
“Someone To Watch Over Me” (piano and trumpet)

John Williams
“E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” (brass band and piano)
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Re: Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by Posaunus » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:24 pm

Sounds great. If only I didn't have to travel nearly 3,000 miles to get to Worcester! ;)

Good luck, Patrick.
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Re: Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by Mikebmiller » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:55 am

Yeah - take that show on tour to the Southeast!
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Re: Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by PhilTrombone » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:15 am

Sounds cool. It's not listed on the group site yet:
http://www.newenglandbrassband.org/?page_id=37
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Re: Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by patrickosmith » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:43 am

PhilTrombone,

From the page you cite, if you click on "View All Events" and scroll done, you'll see it. There aren't many details be advertised on the NEBB website yet.

https://www.newenglandbrassband.org/?po ... ibe_events
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Re: Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by patrickosmith » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Here is the official EventBrite listing for the concert:
http://cosmicbrass.eventbrite.com/
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Re: Best in Brass Concert & Expo, June 7, 2020, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Post by patrickosmith » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:57 am

Here is an update.

This may be of interest to brass players who can be in the New England area on Sunday June 7, 2020.

The program now includes Chris Martin and Toby Oft performing an encore duet. It is a driving brass-band arrangement of Misirlou (unknown composer; re-popularized in the motion picture "Pulp Fiction"). Here it is on YouTube performed by Jocelyne Moren (tenor horn) and Bertrand Moren (trombone).
https://youtu.be/mMKGAK50Mac

'Best in Brass' Brass Instrument Exposition and Concerts
Mechanics Hall, Worcester MA 01608
Sunday June 7, 2020

"Emcee Brian McCreath and Music Director Stephen Bulla lead the New England Brass Band in an afternoon of sheer delight for brass enthusiasts, music educators, and students alike.

Featured soloists —Chris Martin (principal trumpet, New York Philharmonic), Toby Oft (principal trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra), Will Sherwood (principal organ Mechanics Hall)—perform the (Armenian) Trumpet Concerto, the Blue Bells of Scotland and the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor making this "Cosmic Classics Best in Brass" concert simply out of this world!"

More information on the 2PM concert and the 10AM to 4:30PM brass instrument exposition can be found at these websites:

http://cosmicbrass.eventbrite.com/

http://brassexpo.eventbrite.com/
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