Abendmusik, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, continues its 2012-2013 season with a concert on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 7:30 pm featuring Imperial Brass, a 28-piece brass group with percussion, under the direction of Lawrence Markiewicz.
The concert will feature works by Erik Leidzen, Sir Dean Goffin, Philip Sparke, J.S. Bach, Leroy Anderson and others. There is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens. Advance tickets are available ($17 adults/$12 seniors) by telephoning the church office 973-538-2132. Students with ID are admitted Free.
The concert will be presented at the Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 Park Place (on the Green). Our facilities are handicapped accessible. There will be a reception following the concert. Please visit our website for more information: www.morristownumc.com.
Imperial Brass was founded in January, 1991 by Rutgers University alumni Steve Dillon and Jon Korsun with arranger Mark Freeh.
The all-brass British instrumentation affords a unique opportunity for musicians in the New Jersey area to play challenging literature. Imperial Brass members range from professional musicians to school teachers.
The band’s repertoire includes a wide range of styles: Brass band classics, contemporary works, classical arrangements, music from Broadway, popular selections, and the opportunity to perform with world class soloists.
Imperial Brass has released several CDs: Imperial Brass & Friends, featuring world renowned soloists Philip Smith, Roger Webster, Warren Vaché and Chris Jaudes; Bone-A-Fide Brass featuring Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic; and Have Yourself a Brassy Little Christmas featuring Joseph Alessi, Warren Vaché, and Broadway singer Laura Schutter.
Imperial Brass also had the honor of performing at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ, on July 4, 2010, in collaboration with organist Gordon Turk to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Auditorium’s world-famous organ. Imperial Brass recently returned to the Great Auditorium and performed with Philip Smith of the New York Philharmonic and other guest artists. Jazz great Warren Vache joined with Imperial Brass for a special concert at Canal Walk in New Jersey.
The band continues to appear in the greater metropolitan area at churches, schools and other venues while currently working on 2 CDs, the music of J.S Bach and the music of American legend, Leroy Anderson. Christmas concerts are always a favorite with Imperial Brass and this year it is performing in Paterson and Westfield and the Monmouth Public Library in Manalapan.
For more information or advance tickets, telephone 973-538-2132.
Funding has been made possible in part by funds from the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.