One of the nation’s top brass ensembles – with help from local student musicians – will bring Broadway and movie scores to Alabama Street when Presidio Brass performs at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, May 3.
Founded in 2006 in San Diego, CA, Presidio Brass combines a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with original arrangements and witty presentation. Their hit touring show, Presidio!… And All That Brass!, features Broadway and film music.
“This show is so much fun and the musicians are wonderful,” said Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “What makes me even more excited about this performance is that our local high school bands will have the opportunity to learn from these professionals and play a number with them during the show.”
The group’s original primary mission was to promote music education and appreciation in young people so their performances are often coupled with a master class or school program. While in Carrollton, the quintet will conduct master classes and perform with band members from Carrollton and Bowdon High Schools.
Members of Presidio Brass have performed with symphony orchestras like the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony and San Diego Symphony, and shared the stage with pop artists such as Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole and Quincy Jones. The group has released four recordings: Stolen Moments, a collection of popular classical and jazz selections, Christmas Day, Sounds of the Cinema, and Rhapsody in Brass, a collection of popular American music influenced by classical and jazz.
The Carrollton performance of Presidio! … And All That Brass! is sponsored by Smith Conerly, LLP.
What: Presidio!… And All That Brass!
When: Fri., May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
Admission: $18 Adults $10 Youth (12 and under)
For questions concerning this event or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Tim Chapman, Arts Superintendent at (770) 838-1083.