Contact: Aspen Harris
STARKVILLE, Miss.—The world-renowned Boston Brass brings its charisma and imagination to Mississippi State with a one-of-a-kind musical experience for the final performance of the university’s 75th Lyceum Series.
The touring brass quintet performs April 4 at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium. The performance is free for MSU students, and the general public can purchase tickets at www.union.msstate.edu/student-activities/lyceum/tickets. Individual tickets are $30 per person and $25 for MSU employees and senior citizens.
Featuring brass instruments such as the trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba, the group performs an original brass repertoire as well as classical and up-tempo jazz arrangements for regular concertgoers, musicians and newcomers of all ages.
With music education as its focus, the quintet conducts masterclasses and residencies at institutions such as the Eastman School of Music, The Julliard School, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore. The group also holds a summer intensive program in its latest home at North Dakota State University’s Challey School of Music.
Founded in 1986 by last original group member Jeff Connor and fellow Boston musicians, the quintet has released 13 albums, including the latest 2022 release of “Blues for Sam.” The group has performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries, including performances with orchestras, concert and marching bands, organists and jazz bands.
The Lyceum Series is MSU’s longest running performance arts series and a key part of the university’s continued commitment to the arts. For more information and tickets, visit www.union.msstate.edu/student-activities/lyceum.
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