SCOTCH PLAINS — Hear Imperial Brass perform musical favorites from movies and other well-known classics on Sunday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at its home base, Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains.
The 30-piece Imperial Brass is widely acclaimed for performing a diverse array of musical numbers. Celebrate Father’s Day listening to “Over the Rainbow” and other favorites, such as “76 Trombones”. Featured soloist Mitch Brodsky will play “The Godfather Waltz” and a treasured piece by Herbert L. Clark, considered the “father” of the cornet. You will enjoy the well-known “Figaro in Stereo” from Rossini, which will be performed as a tuba duet. Imperial Brass, with its new conductor Larry Markiewicz, will also be featuring songs by Leroy Anderson and from British classics. Join us for this spring festival of music, and don’t forget to bring a father, especially your own. A gift will be presented to the oldest father attending.
Imperial Brass has been performing in the Metropolitan New York and Tri State area with concerts and performances in churches, band festivals, schools and universities since 1991. Their repertoire includes classical, pop, Broadway and movie music, feature solo items and big band jazz classics. Imperial Brass in its short history of 20 years, has twice won the Northeastern Brass Band Competition held at West Point Military Academy and performed at the N.Y. Brass Conference for Scholarships.
Imperial Brass has recorded four CDs, including Bone-A-Fide Brass with Joseph Alessi, principal trombone with the N.Y. Philharmonic, and Have Yourself a Brassy Little Christmas. Their goal is to introduce audiences everywhere to the wonderful world of brass.
Tickets are on sale in advance and at the door. Ticket prices are $15, seniors and students tickets are $12, and children 12 and under are free. A reception with light refreshments will follow where you may meet members of the Imperial Brass. The concert will take place in the sanctuary of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. The building and facilities are handicap accessible.
For tickets sales or further information about the church’s programs and ministries, call 1-908-232-5678 or visit www.willowgrovechurch.org. For further information about the Imperial Brass, go to www.imperialbrass.org
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