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!