USAF Brass in Blue at Gustavus Sunday

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by

USAF Brass in Blue

USAF Brass in Blue

The United States Air Force Brass in Blue on concert tour in the Midwest will present a free concert on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus Sunday, February 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Advance tickets are available at the St. Peter Herald and the St. Peter Veterans of Foreign Wars. Remaining tickets will be available at the Björling Recital Hall doors at 1:00 p.m.

Representing more than 325,000 Air Force professionals, Brass in Blue showcases the service’s excellence and precision in every performance.  Comprised of ten brass players, one percussionist and a vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and arrangements.

Brass in Blue’s diversity and flexibility make it well-suited for all types of events.  The group was selected to open the 2008 Grand Teton Music Festival, has performed the National Anthem for a Minnesota Timberwolves game, performs educational master classes for many Midwestern colleges, and regularly receives rave reviews from audiences across the Heartland.

Sunday’s performance includes a wide variety of works written or arranged for brass ensemble. The program includes marches by Herbert L. Clark and Karl King to selections from musicals by Stephen Sondheim and Meredith Willson to works by Rimski-Korsakov and Saint-Saëns.

The group is sure their audience will agree— “…once heard, never forgotten…”

This performance is sponsored by Gustavus Adolphus College and the St. Peter Herald. Admission to Sunday’s concert is free. Advance tickets are available at the St. Peter Herald and the St. Peter Veterans of Foreign Wars. Remaining tickets will be available in the Björling Recital Hall lobby at 1:00 p.m.

 

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