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Tahoe Arts Project starts 26th Season with Presidio Brass Oct 5

Posted on October 1, 2012
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

Tahoe Arts Project kicks off their 26th season with the highly acclaimed brass quintet Presidio Brass performing on Friday, October 5 at the South Tahoe High School Theater at 7:00 pm.

With a unique and exciting repertoire, Presidio Brass is committed to providing engaging and educational musical programs for the next generation – and some of our local kids will be performing on stage with them!

October 1-5, Presidio Brass will be performing for over 5,000 K-12th grade students as part of Tahoe Arts Project’s annual performing arts in the schools program. They will also be conducting a workshop with the South Tahoe High School Brass Ensemble who will be on stage with them at the October 5th concert.

Hailing from San Diego, Presidio Brass is a dynamic force in American brass chamber music. Their educational programs have garnered the attention of newspapers throughout the country. In 2008, members of Presidio Brass furthered their educational goals when they formed a 501c3 non-profit music charity called Musicate the Mind. Through Musicate the Mind, funding is made available to promote educational programs, outreach performances and commissioning of new music. They have performed in over 30 states and was on the touring roster for Nashville-based Live on Stage for the 2007-2008 season and asked back by popular demand for the 2009-2010 season after being noted as the finest brass group to have ever been associated with the organization.

In addition to performing as a brass quintet, Presidio Brass performs regularly as a part of Millennia Consort, California’s premiere brass, organ and percussion ensemble. Millennia Consort is active in commissioning new works as well as arrangements of popular classical music. The latest recording by the ensemble, Pictures of a New Beginning, includes commissions of new music by Craig Phillips, John Hirten and Jon Naples, and features a new arrangement of the orchestral favorite Pictures at an Exhibition by Presidio Brass’ tubist, Scott Sutherland.

Members of Presidio Brass have performed with major symphony orchestras, including the London Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic; can be heard on soundtracks ranging from video games to major motion pictures; and have been educated at several of America’s finest institutions, including the University of Southern California (USC), Boston Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  To date, Presidio Brass has released three recordings: Stolen Moments, a collection of popular classical and jazz selections, Christmas Day, an assortment of well-known holiday favorites, and their newest recording of popular film music, Sounds of the Cinema.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see this talented group of musicians on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 PM at the South Tahoe High School Theater. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children and $10 for seniors and can be purchased in advance at the CA and NV Visitors Center. To charge tickets by phone, please call 530 542-3632. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, please call Tahoe Arts Project at 530 542-3632.

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