Boston Brass to play at Oregon State University May 24


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Boston Brass, a quintet that plays a combination of classical repertoire, jazz standards and original compositions, will perform on Wednesday, May 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.

The concert is part of “SAC Presents,” a visual and performing arts series sponsored by the School of Arts and Communication at OSU.

Boston Brass has established a musical experience that includes classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire. The group, which formed more than 30 years ago, performs more than 100 concerts annually and appears with orchestras, bands, marching bands, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles.

The quintet has performed in 49 states and 30 countries and has conducted master classes around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Boston Brass also has teamed with Yamaha Band Instruments as ambassadors for the Give A Note Foundation, which provides musical instruments to schools in need.

The public performance in Corvallis will include the OSU Wind Ensemble on a portion of the program. The group’s appearance also is part of a mini-residency that will include clinics with OSU brass students and a recording session with the Wind Ensemble for Mark Records.

The LaSells Stewart Center is located at 875 S.W. 26th St. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $25 and $30 for the main floor; $10 for limited balcony seating; and free to OSU students, one per person. Tickets are available online at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACpresents; at The LaSells Stewart Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m; and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance. OSU students who are not on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays may call 541-737-5592 to obtain one free ticket.

The performance is part of Corvallis Arts for All; up to two tickets may be purchased for $5 each by those in the SNAP program with an Oregon Trail Card. CAFA tickets must be obtained in person at The LaSells Stewart Center during ticket selling hours or at the door the night of the performance, and may be limited. For more information and for accommodations for people with disabilities, call 541-737-5592.

SAC Presents is funded in part by donations made during the Cornerstone Campaign for the Arts and by OSU Friends of the Arts.

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