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Scranton Brass Orchestra to Perform Sunday, Jan...

The Scranton Brass Orchestra will perform on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center at The University of Scranton.
January 5, 2018

The Scranton Brass Orchestra will perform on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center at The University of Scranton. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public. (Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.)

The diverse program for the concert includes arrangements and transcriptions for brass band and brass orchestra of Malaguena, Guantanamera, Girl from Ipanema, Riverdance, Be Thou My Vision, Funiculi Funicula, Finlandia, Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances, Rimsky Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles and Dvorak’s Song to The Moon (from “Rusalka”).

The Scranton Brass Orchestra is under the direction of co-founder Cheryl Y. Boga and is presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. Now in its seventh season, it is a fully professional 26-member ensemble comprised of brass and percussion players/teachers from the region. The group’s performances are free of charge and open to the public, and have often featured nationally and internationally acclaimed guests, including many of the most respected brass players of our time. The group made its debut before hundreds of appreciative audience members in June 2011, and has since garnered acclaim from both audiences and musicians alike.
Scranton Brass Orchestra members for this concert, the instrument they play, and their towns are as follows: Eb Trumpet/Cornet & Piccolo Trumpet: Jesse Morvan, (Dalton);  Bb Trumpet/Cornet: Carl Achhammer (Sugar Notch), John Carey (Wilkes- Barre), Joe Devizia (Larksville), Ken Luckey (Albrightsville), Sean Mason (Tunkhannock), Christopher Newman, M.D. (Breinigsville), William Rennekamp (Lake Ariel), Matthew Wren (Scranton); Flugelhorn: Jeff Leas (Shavertown); Horns: Justin Ambrozia (Scranton), Megan Wilski-Schneider (Forty-Fort), Kristen Yarmey (Scranton); Trombones: Malcolm Viney (Pocono Summit), Phil Ioanna (Nanticoke) and Geoff Speicher (Archbald); Baritone/Euphonium: Ryan Berry (Archbald), Conor Flynn (Dunmore), Wayne Smith (Elmhurst), Chris Wilski (Pringle); Tuba: Steve Lakawicz (Philadelphia), Ryan Lamoreux (Freeland), James Vasky (South Abington); Percussion: Magdalyn Boga (Scranton), and Frank Torquato (Scranton).

For additional information, visit scranton.edu/music or email music@scranton.edu.

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