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Music

River City Brass Band, Denis Colwell, director

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January 14, 2003 :: No. 127

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River City Brass Band
River City Brass Band



Who: PAIR (Professional Artists in Residence) Celebrity Series
What: River City Brass Band, Denis Colwell, director
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 (one performance only)
Where: Plummer Auditorium, 201 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton
Program: Entry of the Gladiator .............. Julius Fucik
Gaelforce .................................. Peter Graham
American Eagle ....................... Waltz Jacques Offenbach
Georgia On My Mind ............... Hoagy Carmichael
Hometown Miniatures ........... Drew Fennell
Hora Staccato .......................... Dinicu-Heifetz
Czardas .................................... Vittorio Monti
Minuano .................................... Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays
Slaughter on 10th Avenue .... Richard Rodgers
Sing, Sing, Sing ...................... Louis Prima
Ol’ Man River ........................... Jerome Kern
A Fine Fare-Thee-Well ........... Drew Fennell
Additional selections to be announced.
Background:

River City Brass BandOften called the “Boston Pops of Brass,” the 28-piece River City Brass Band returns to Orange Country this season for its second concert in the university’s PAIR Celebrity Series.

The ensemble’s program will include a mixed bill of familiar folk tunes, ballads, Broadway and Hollywood favorites, marches, classic overtures and Big Band favorites. Specific program will be announced shortly.

River City Brass BandFounded in 1981 by Robert Bernat (the band’s conductor/music director for its first 14 seasons), the River City Brass Band is the first professional concert band to be established in the United States in over 25 years. The ensemble’s full-throated sound and audience-pleasing programming made it an immediate hit in its Pittsburgh hometown, where it currently presents a 47-concert subscription series. The River City Brass Band has been touring nationally and internationally since 1984. Now in its eighth season under the baton of music director Denis Colwell, it is the most active professional concert band in the U.S., presenting an average of 90 concerts a year.

River City Brass BandA local Pittsburgh critic said: “the nicest thing about River City Brass Band ... is that the group puts the fun back into music. There’s no snobbishness in musicians or audience, no learned program notes, no extended ceremonial bows and credits. Just some good music that is sometimes nostalgic, sometimes quietly moving, and often rousing.”

NOTE: River City Brass Band also performs Jan. 17 at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and Jan. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center.

Admission: Advance sales $25 & $30 ($2 Titan Discount for full time students, senior citizens or CSUF ID). At the door all tickets are $25 & $30.
Box Office: Performing Arts Center box office 657-278-3371
Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday and one hour prior to performance. Also available online at tickets.com
Internet Site: http://www.pair.fullerton.edu or http://www.rcbb.org
Media Contact: Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434


 

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