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Lovers of brass will have a couple of good chances to hear some prime examples of great brass music at two upcoming, free events:


Brass Band Tacoma: Debut Concert

Sunday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Building 2, Tacoma Community College, near corner of S. 12th St. and Mildred, Tacoma

Dr. John Falskow will conduct the premiere concert of Brass Band Tacoma. The band consists of some of the strongest brass and percussionists from South Puget Sound. Featured soloists are – Jason Gilliam (euphonium), and Denise Cline (alto horn).

Program: Peter Graham’s “Prelude on Tallis;” Lovatt Cooper’s “Dark Side of the Moon;” Philip Sparke’s “Aria” (featuring Cline in an alto horn solo); Kenneth Alford’s “On the Quarterdeck;” Jacob de Haan’s “Diogenes;” Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod;” John Hartmann’s “Variations on Rule Britannia” (featuring a euphonium solo by Gilliam); Erik Satie’s “Gymnopedie No. 1;” and Frank Loesser’s “Luck be a Lady.”

This concert is free and open to the public.

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The Choppers Brass Quintet

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma

Classical Tuesdays is excited to bring a Brass Quintet to Slavonian Hall. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. The Choppers Brass Quintet members are active throughout the NW region: Shelly Devlin, trumpet; Denise Cline, trumpet; Stacey Eliason, French horn; Barry Ehrlich, trombone; Jameson Bratcher, tuba. They’ll play works by popular American composers including Eric Ewazen, Leonard Bernstein and others. Join Classical Tuesdays in Old Town for coffee and cookies before the music starts.

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