Low Brass Festival Day and Brass Ensemble Concert

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Led by Dr. John Hart and other world-renowned musician-educators, the First Annual KSC Low Brass Day is a festival celebrating low brass instruments (trombone, euphonium, tuba) through masterclasses, workshops, and performances. Participants of all ages who play and study low brass instruments converge on the Redfern Arts Center with their instruments to learn from world-renowned master clinicians. Haim Avitsur, professor of trombone at Manhattan School of Music and The Hartt School; Bente Illevold Norwegian professional euphonium artist; and David Earll, professor of tuba at Ithaca College, lead masterclasses, perform, and coach all participants on their instruments. The event culminates in a grand performance given by all of the participants and the KSC Brass Ensemble, and is open to the entire campus community and the public at large.

Brass Ensemble: Brass Ensemble offers an opportunity to explore brass repertoire with a large amount of part independence and good opportunities for solo work. Greater individual attention and an emphasis on good ensemble performance – especially resonant sound and good intonation – make this an important opportunity for developing musicianship. Repertoire studied and performed will explore both the tradition and possibilities of the brass ensemble genre. Brass Chamber Ensemble gives students the opportunity to perform traditional and contemporary chamber works in a small ensemble setting such as a brass quintet. The ensemble’s study, practice, and performance of diverse repertoire leads to at least one on-campus performance each semester, with potential opportunities to perform for community events as well.

Free to the Public!

Theatre/Location: Alumni Recital Hall