|Press Release: Nebraska Brass Presents: "Nebraska Brass & Friends"|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 2007
NEBRASKA BRASS PRESENTS: "AMERICAN TRIBUTE" AND WORLD PREMIERE OF "PURCELL CHANGES" BY RANDALL SNYDER
Contact: Nebraska Brass
The Nebraska Brass is pleased to announce its exciting season opener, "American Tribute." The first of five commissioned pieces to make a debut as part of their "American Premieres" Concert Season, "American Tribute" will feature the premiere of "Purcell Changes" from UNL's dynamic composer-in-residence, Randall Snyder. In addition to the commissioned piece by Snyder, the Nebraska Brass will perform a program of all American works for brass quintet with tunes such as "Sunday Traffic" and "Simple Gifts" by Aaron Copland, "Rialto Ripples" by George Gershwin and "King Cotton" by John Philip Sousa.
Randall Snyder joined the faculty of the School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1974, and in 1996 was designated Composer-in-Residence. Snyder has also served as resident composer with the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra. His contributions to the Nebraska music scene have been further acknowledged by three Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Randall Synder's numerous compositions enjoy frequent performance including recent ones in the Czech Republic, Germany, Uruguay, Korea and Japan. His recent works are published by Dorn, Southern, J.P. Publications, Brixton and Vienna Modern Masterworks. Recordings of his music are available on the Coronet, CRS and Vienna Modern Masters labels.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 - All Saints Episcopal Church
Friday, October 12, 2007 - Rialto Theatre
Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert, or in advance by contacting the Nebraska Brass business office at Arts Incorporated at (402) 477-7899.
The Nebraska Brass, founded in 1987, includes members Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; and John Thomason, tuba.
In addition to performing five series concerts each concert season, the Nebraska Brass provides educational outreach by presenting nearly 30 concerts to Nebraska elementary students through the Nebraska Brass Education & Community Outreach Project.
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