On Sunday: Harmonic Brass, Münich Comes to Schenectady!


Sunday, October 4th 2015 • 3:00 pm
First United Methodist Church • Schenectady, NY

For 37 years, the First United Methodist Church of Schenectady has provided concerts highlighting the performance work of world-class musicians—at no charge to the public. This concert season, the FUMC Concert Series, funded by the church’s Ida Hill Dalton Fund and other patrons, opens with a performance by the brass quintet, Harmonic Brass, Münich.

This opening concert this Sunday will be the ninth time the Harmonic Brass, Münich —Hans Zellner, who arranges much of the group’s music, and Elisabeth Fessler, trumpets, Andreas Binder, French horn; Thomas Lux, trombone; and Manfred Häberlein, tuba—has performed for the series. With its elegant, exciting sound and programming choices, the brass ensemble has been setting benchmarks for over 20 years.

In addition to marches from Giuseppe Verdi’s Aȉda and Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser, the program is to include:

    • J.S. BachBrandenburg Concerto No. 2
    • Leo Delíbes — “Flower Duet” from Lakmé
    • Frederick Loewe — music from My Fair Lady
    • Maurice RavelBolero
    • Leroy AndersonBugler’s Holiday
    • J.S. BachJesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

As Harmonic Brass has spent quite a bit of time in Africa developing its “Brass Project South Africa” through which it provides instruments and financial support to disadvantaged children, they have collected and arranged a number of South African melodies. Sunday’s program will also include this collection entitled Africa.

If you are a lover of the brass ensemble, this is an afternoon of stunning sounds and engaging stage presentation. If you looking to try something like this out for the first time, this is certainly a fun time with great music. Regardless, you’ll want to stick around for the reception where you can meet the players. Always a lot of fun!



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