On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Carolina Brass will help welcome guests to the new and improved NC Museum of Art by presenting a world premiere of a new piece by Mark Scearce. Also included on the program for the evening will be Tiff Merritt, Neena Freelon, and the NCSA orchestra, among others. The group will perform a 45 minute “light” program—including the new piece by renowned composer J. Mark Scearce—in the amphitheatre prior to the formal dedication ceremony for the new building. The program will begin at 5:30pm in the museum amphitheatre and is free to the public.
With their combination of virtuosity and good humor, CAROLINA BRASS is a favorite among audiences of all ages. Drawing from their vast repertoire of Classical and Contemporary works, Medieval and Renaissance music, and popular forms encompassing Broadway, Jazz, Dixieland, and Big Band, the group creates exciting, entertaining and educational programs. These programs are fun and embrace the audience with music and conversation. Established in 1997, this Summit Recording ensemble is a group of dedicated professionals with a commitment to excellence in performance and music education. Trained at some of the country’s most prestigious schools, including the New England Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and the Eastman School of Music, Carolina Brass personnel have extensive national and international performing, recording and touring experience. Highly sought after composer J. MARK SCEARCE is the Director of the Music Department at North Carolina State University. Prior appointments were on the music faculties of the Universities of Hawaii, North Texas, and Southern Maine, among others. With fifty active titles in his catalogue, including musical settings of more than a hundred and twenty texts, Scearce’s many works for orchestra, band, chorus, opera, chamber, and ballet have been performed throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.
Please visit www.carolinabrass.com for more information about the group.