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September 23, 2018

Boston Brass to Entertain, Inspire at SUNY Oswego, 5 Area High Schools


The Boston Brass will entertain at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at SUNY Oswego's Waterman Theatre, and spend a week in residence that includes visits to high schools in Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Central Square and Pulaski.

The Boston Brass will entertain at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at SUNY Oswego's Waterman Theatre, and spend a week in residence that includes visits to high schools in Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Central Square and Pulaski.

OSWEGO – A weeklong SUNY Oswego residency for the Boston Brass, who have entertained audiences for more than 25 years, will crescendo with a March 27 concert in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.

The quintet’s week here will start March 22 and will include clinics, master classes and visits to area schools. The culminating concert, titled “Sunday Days and Latin nights,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 27.

“Not only the Boston Brass’ high-caliber musicianship, but their ability to relate to audiences of all ages and — with humor — bridge classical formality combine to offer great music and brassy fun,” said Trevor Jorgensen of Oswego’s music department, which teamed with Artswego to invite the group.

The wide-ranging concert will include familiar favorites like Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” a tango by Astor Piazzolla, a suite of Bulgarian and Irish folk songs and a suite of songs by Latin American composers like Ruben Fuentes. The Boston Brass will follow that up with jazz standards like “Autumn Leaves” by Josef Kosma and arranged by Dave Brubeck, and “I Remember Clifford” by Benny Golson, among other pieces.

The concert’s finale will team the Boston Brass with top brass players from area high schools.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $7 for SUNY Oswego students. For reservations, call 312-2141 or visit http://tickets.oswego.edu.

The quintet will visit five area high schools: Oswego, John C. Birdlebough in Phoenix, G. Ray Bodley in Fulton, Paul V. Moore in Central Square, and Pulaski. Terry Caviness, band director at Fulton and an adjunct faculty member at Oswego, coordinated the schedule.

The Oswego High School performance and residency is supported in part by the Tarandi Foundation. The residency week with high school music students has also been made possible with funds from the state Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, a state agency, and the Cultural Resources Council, a regional arts council. Midstate Music and the Oswego Econolodge also will support the Boston Brass residency.

To receive weekly e-mails about this and other arts programs at the college, visit www.oswego.edu/arts. For more information about the Boston Brass residency, contact the Artswego office, 312-4581.

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