On Friday, February 28, the celebrated band, Boston Brass, will perform at Adelphi University. For over 25 years, Boston Brass has been entertaining audiences with a variety of musical genres and lively performances. The group’s repertoire includes classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire. The event will take place at 7:30 pm. on Friday, February 28 in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.
Founded by a group of Boston University students in 1986, Boston Brass now performs at more than 100 events each year including concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. They have performed in 49 states and 30 countries and have conducted master classes around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and Mahidol University in Bangkok. Members have worked with such renowned artists as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Tony Bennett, Mannheim Steamroller, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Johnny Mathis, Andrea Bocelli, Ricky Martin's band and Gloria Estefan.
Boston Brass has been featured on a number of shows including The CBS Early Show, National Public Radio's Performance Today and The Great American Brass Band Festival. They have also recorded several diverse albums including Ya Gotta Try, featuring music from Horace Silver, Chick Corea and Dizzy Gillespie, produced by legendary jazz recording genius Rudy van Gelder and Within Earshot, featuring classical works by Shostakovich, Ginastera, Dvořák, Liszt and others. Their latest album, Latin Nights, features a collection of some of the greatest classical and jazz works by Latin composers and performers and features the legendary drummer Steve Gadd, the beautiful voice of Talita Real, percussion and guitar.
Since 2006, Boston Brass has served as Artist/Educational Ambassadors for XO Professional Brass Instruments. They have also been featured educators and performers at the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Music Educators National Conference events, American Bandmaster Association Conference, The American Band College and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. The group has helped raise more than $100,000 for VH1's Save the Music program, giving musical instruments to schools in need.
For its 25th anniversary, Boston Brass and was celebrated with the "25 Fanfares Project," wherein 25 fanfares were premiered by composers from all over the country. In the 2010/2011 season, Boston Brass collaborated with the famous Imani Winds in a program entitled "Sketches of Spain," featuring the music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans. In 2012/2013, the band began touring their "Notes from the Balcony" program with the Enso String Quartet. The program features music based on "Romeo and Juliet."
Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for the Boston Brass concert are on sale now and are priced at $35 or less. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, students and Adelphi alumni. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice[.]adelphi.edu. Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 1:00 pm. 6:00 pm. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, aupac.adelphi.edu/.
About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.