Archive for Sunday, October 19, 2008

Musicians bring big brass to Lied

Joseph Alessi

Joseph Alessi

October 19, 2008

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A world-renowned trombone soloist and a military brass band will combine forces for a free concert Tuesday at the Lied Center.

The Brass in Blue, an ensemble of the based U.S. Air Force Heart of America Band, will perform along with Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The program will include the world premiere of a new trombone concerto written by Eric Richards, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a version of "76 Trombones" featuring the Kansas University Trombone Choir.

The Brass in Blue is an 11-member brass band based in Omaha, Neb. Alessi has been with the New York Philharmonic since 1985 and has been a guest soloist with orchestras around the world.

Though the concert is free and open to the public, tickets are required. They can be requested in person at the Lied Center Box Office, by calling 864-2787 or at www.lied.ku.edu.

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