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Dallas Brass Debuts with an American Musical Journey at KSC

KEENE, N.H., 3/12/07 - The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will make its regional debut at Keene State College’s Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, which will be a celebration of America’s musical heritage, is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental. Dallas Brass will also conduct a lecture and demonstration, free and open to the public, on April 4, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Redfern Arts Center.

In its brief 200 years, the United States has created more original musical forms than any other nation or culture. Incorporating humor with intricate playing and a touch of history, Dallas Brass will perform some of America’s greatest hits from the past 230 years.

The concert, titled an American Musical Journey, is an anthology of music that lifts the American spirit and connects audiences with its own musical heritage. It’s a showcase of the gifts American composers have given to our nation and a delightful and an elegant display of the musical talents of this outstanding ensemble. Including the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Leonard Bernstein, and more, American Musical Journey is infused with wit, humor, and intricate playing. It’s fun, lively, and entertaining - perfect for the entire family.

In addition to their solo engagements, Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops, the New York Pops, and the Philly Pops, conducted by Peter Nero. Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and has toured overseas to Europe and the Far East. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, and have appeared on the CBS Early Show. Their music has also been used numerous times on the television show The Young and the Restless.

Ticket prices are $21 and $18 for the general public, $19 and $16 for seniors and KSC faculty and staff, $11 and $9 for youth ages 17 and younger, and $5 for KSC students with an ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Redfern’s box office, 603-358-2168, or by visiting Tickets for all of the Redfern’s performances are also available.

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