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   from the issue of March 11, 2004

Dallas Brass to perform, offer workshops

The Dallas Brass will be joined by local high school band members for part of its performance at 7:30 p.m. March 25 in Kimball Recital Hall.

Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a complement of drums and percussion. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

According to Levine, “A Dallas Brass concert is intended for the entire family. Our ideal audience has a range in ages from 5 to 95. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do.”

The Dallas Brass lineup features Brian Neal and Jose Sibaja on trumpets, Martin Rhees on horn, Michael Levine on trombone, Deanna Swoboda on tuba and Dan Hostetler on percussion.

In addition to solo engagements, the Dallas Brass also appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops, New York Pops and the Philly Pops, and the Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The ensemble has released five recordings: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne and Nutcracker.

The Dallas Brass has a strong dedication to working with young musicians, frequently going into the public schools to present clinics and workshops for students of all ages.

Scott Anderson, associate professor at the School of Music, will give a talk 30 minutes before this event in the Lied’s Steinhart Room.

Tickets for this performance are $32; college students and those 18 and under, with identification, can buy tickets for half-price. Call the Lied box office at 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 for tickets.



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