The Brass Project returns to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. with a program inspired by popular music. A tour for Members of the Museum with executive director, Dr. Cleveland Johnson of the special exhibition, “Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum “will be held at 1 p.m. prior to the concert.
“I am delighted that the Brass Project is returning to us after charming our audiences with their stellar holiday performance this past December,” states Brett Messenger, Curator of Public Programs at the Morris Museum. This is a great opportunity to see and hear beautiful brass by coming early to tour our remarkable exhibition, Trumpets Weird and Wonderful before it closes.”
Hailed as “six superb brass players” (Philadelphia Inquirer), The Brass Project is committed to invigorating the brass chamber music experience through vibrant performance and fearless exploration. The Brass Project will play a program of Pops including old favorites such as West Side Story and some surprise current hits.
“A sextet focused on diverse styles and audiences” (Musical America), The Brass Project has collaborated with composers from around the world on thirty-five new works, including pieces by Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis, Princeton Professor Emeritus Paul Lansky, and Rome Prize winner Sean Friar.
In 2016 and 2017 The Brass Project was the ensemble-in-residence at Music from Angel Fire where they were featured by Santa Fe Pro Musica, and in 2018 The Brass Project was the fellowship brass ensemble at the Aspen Music Festival where they were mentored by the American Brass Quintet. Upcoming residencies include Avaloch Farm, Haverford College, the Shalin Liu Performance Center at Rockport Music, St. Mark’s Church in Philadelphia, as well as several concerts with “Curtis on Tour of the Curtis Institute of Music.”
As part of The Brass Projects initiative to bring music to diverse and underserved communities, the ensemble has worked with young students in over eighty educational concerts across Northern New Mexico and has held multiple residencies in Philadelphia area schools, including South Philadelphia High School and Powel Elementary School. The Brass Project has been engaged with the Curtis Institute of Music’s Community Artists Program for three years, through which they continue to develop new programs to bring their art to the wider world.
The Brass Project appears by special arrangement with “Curtis on Tour,” the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Museum Members: $30
Groups of 10 or more: $33
Tickets for this performance can be purchased for by calling the Box Office at 973.971.3706 or by visiting morrismuseum.org/special-performances/