September 21, 2015 11:30AM
The Dallas Brass, an ensemble that blends traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, in Pittsburg State University’s Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
Founded in 1983, the Dallas Brass has developed a reputation for performing a diverse repertoire that includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.
David Levine, who founded the group, said the ensemble’s performance is designed to appeal to people of all ages.
“A Dallas Brass concert is intended for the entire family,” Levine said. “Our ideal audience has a range in ages from 5 to 95. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do.”
In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras across the U.S. and overseas. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope and have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush.
The ensemble has six recordings to their credit: “Debut,” “Dallas Brass II,” “A Merry Christmas with Brass,” “Windborne,” “Nutcracker” and “American Musical Journey.”
Tickets for the Pittsburg performance range from $20-$32, with discounts available for children and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the PSU Ticket Office, 1701 S. Homer, 620-235-4796, or online, www.pittstate.edu/tickets.
For more information on Bicknell Family Center for the Arts events, visit their website, www.bicknellcenter.com.
For more information on the Dallas Brass, go to www.dallasbrass.com.