January 13th, 2015 by Seelan
Bala just finished recording the brass parts to Robert J. Bradshaw’s new opera “Deux Ex Machina”. As you can see we really got into character. We had a great time during the sessions and are looking forward to hearing the final product this summer.
October 16th, 2014 by Seelan
Our new Cd “Revealed is now available on both iTunes and CD Baby. It contains a wonderful array of fresh new music. We are sure there is something on here for everyone. Please download and enjoy!!!
October 30th, 2013 by Martin
We have an exciting week coming up! On Wednesday, November 6, Bala Brass will be giving a masterclass and performance at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and on Thursday, November 7, we will be at Kutztown University as artists in residence at KU’s annual brass and woodwind day.
Our day in Kutztown will be filled with performances and masterclasses, including warm-up sessions and individual master classes by instrument led by Bala Brass members. Bala Brass trumpeter Seelan Manickam will direct students and participants in a large brass ensemble performance, and Kristen, James, Martin, and John will perform solo works with piano in an afternoon recital. Brass Day is crowned by a full Bala Brass recital in the evening. In addition to works by Ludwig Maurer, Phil Snedecor, and Kevin McKee, we are excited to perform works from our upcoming CD “Revealed”, Dana Wilson’s brass quintet “Daylight at Midnight”, “For Then and Now” by Larry Bitensky, and “Wind Sculptures” by David Jex.
Thank you very much to Professor Dan Neuenschwander for hosting us at Kutztown. We are looking forward to being part of what will surely be a fantastic event for all brass players!
The day before Kutztown Brass Day, on Wednesday, November 6, Bala will be visiting beautiful Philadelphia for a performance and masterclass at Drexel University, hosted by Dr. Wesley Broadnax. We’re excited to work with the Drexel concert band and to perform selections from our upcoming CD and other works!
September 15th, 2013 by Kristen
The beautiful recital hall at the University of South Carolina
After a spectacular week in Columbia, South Carolina, we are pleased to announce that our recording project is officially in post production. Many thanks to our engineer, Jeff Francis, for his infinite wisdom and patience throughout the process.
Jeff and Bala
We will be releasing the album on the Beauport Classical label in early 2014. Here’s a teaser while you wait. This is a bit of Clint Needham’s awesome and challenging piece, Abstract Mosaics. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the final product in the coming months!
February 8th, 2013 by Seelan
Bala is excited to be heading into the studio for their debut CD recording on the Beauport Classical label. This summer Bala will travel to the University of South Carolina’s campus to record a CD of exciting brass music. The CD will include premiere recordings of works by Dana Wilson, Robert Bradshaw, and Laurence Bitensky.
June 18th, 2010 by Chris
Bala is excited to have been invited to perform at the WGBH 99.5 All Classical Festival on June 19, 2010! Bala will be performing two concerts throughout the daylong festival, at 12:15pm and 5:15pm. Our performances will be recorded for future airplay and will include works new and old by McDougall, Bolter, and Bradshaw.
This exciting festival will feature many other wonderful performances by top-notch groups, as well as interactive music displays and activities. What better way to spend a sweltering Saturday that in a comfortable air-conditioned radio studio surrounded by great music?
Tickets for the day are $10 for WGBH members, and $20 for non-members. To purchase tickets and for more info about the festival, visit the information page. We hope to see you all there!