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Dallas Brass performing Saturday at Sondheim

Jan 14, 2013

The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will present its “American Musical Journey” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

The Dallas Brass is high energy and fun with something in its repertoire for everyone.

Founded in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass concert, “American Musical Journey,” incorporates a full complement of brass and percussion for a musical travelogue through American history.  From the time of George Washington to the present day — music will be selected from the masters — Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, Berlin, John Williams, Sousa; from bands like the Tijuana Brass and Chicago; and styles from Dixieland, swing, Broadway, folk, patriotic, pop and even hip-hop.

“These guys love to show off their unique instrumentation, which has yet to be featured on the Sondheim stage,” said Rustin Lippincott, executive director of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. “Their goal is more than artistic excellence, they show the audience how much they enjoy what they do and even incorporate percussion into a brass quintet for a completely different sound than traditional brass ensembles.

The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall and shared the stage with the late Bob Hope. They have appeared on the CBS “Early Show” and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Restless.”

Dallas Brass is part of the 2012-13 Sondheim Artist Series and is presented by Foss, Kuiken & Cochran PC, Sally Denney, AmericInn and KRUU-LP.

Tickets are $22 for Zone 1, $18 for Zone 2, $15 for Zone 3 and youth tickets are $12 and available at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Ticket Office, 472-2787 and www.FairfieldACC.com.

 

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