Augustana Arts Concert Series
Boulder Brass in “Dealer’s Choice”
Augustana Arts’ Concert Series presents the Boulder Brass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO. Tickets are $24 adult; $15 senior/student; $8 children age 5-12 years and are available online at www.augustanaarts.org or by calling 303-388-4962.
The Boulder Brass has performed throughout the United States for nearly two decades and is consistently lauded for its virtuosity and brilliance, as well as its engaging programming. For this concert, the Boulder Brass will play a program entitled, “Dealer’s Choice” featuring highlights from their repertoire, including works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Dmitri Shostakovich, Astor Piazzolla and others.
One of the first ensembles of its kind, the Boulder Brass sprang from modest and experimental roots in 1993, starting out with a very limited base of musical works written for a brass chamber group of this size. Thus, the members of the group set out to create their own musical world by arranging and commissioning a wide variety of music specifically for its unique instrumentation. The repertoire now comprises well over 300 fresh arrangements of the great classical literature, as well as many original works written specifically for the group.
To date, the Boulder Brass has released four recordings which include works by Bach, Byrd, Pachelbel, Frescobaldi, Mouret, Debussy, Gershwin, Turina and American composer Eric Ewazen to name but a few. The Dorian release Visions of Bach features their recording of Toccata & Fugue (BWV 565) and is the most popular track (most often downloaded) from that recording.
The virtuoso musicians of the Boulder Brass are also keenly interested in training the next generation of musicians with educational and outreach programs. With active careers as pedagogues as well as performers, the musicians of the Boulder Brass embrace opportunities to encourage future music making by providing young musicians with rich, positive experiences in the form of master classes and clinics.
“The conventional wisdom is that the best players can only be found in the major cultural centers of NY, London, Berlin, etc., but the Boulder Brass have blown that theory out of the water.”
– Christine Reed, formerly VP of Artists and Repertoire, Sony Classical (New York).
Since 1997, Augustana Arts has been serving the community by presenting the artistry of resident performing groups, internationally renowned touring artists and accomplished locally-based ensembles of many genres. The resident groups, featuring the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra (MSCO) perform at a variety of venues in addition to the majestic Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver. Augustana Arts serves educational outreach through the inspired City Strings program in eight locations across the metro area.
Augustana Arts concerts and programs are made possible in part by generous support from the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Anschutz Foundation, the Augustana Foundation, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, a state agency and the NEA, a federal agency. Jazz@Jack’s and Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar in Glendale and other community partners also support Augustana Arts.
Augustana Arts presents
Boulder Brass in “Dealers Choice”
Highlights from their repertoire, including Bach, Shostakovich and Piazzolla.
Friday, February 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $24 adult; $15 senior/student; $8 children ages 5 – 12 years
303-388-4962 or online at www.augustanaarts.org
Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80246