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Rockefeller partners with Boston Brass for special live stream event Oct. 18

Boston Brass is, from left, Jose Sibaja, trumpet, Domingo Pagliuca, trombone, William Russell, tuba, Chris Castellanos, horn, and Jeff Conner, trumpet. The quintet will perform in a special real-time live stream event on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m.

The Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center is collaborating with one of the Boston Brass to present a special live streamed performance this October.

“Boston Brass – Arts Across America: Community, Together” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. from the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee, Mich.

The real-time/live-streamed performance and educational initiative was created by Boston Brass in recognition that presenting organizations and music programs across the country are also experiencing the COVID-related difficulties of keeping their doors open, maintaining the interest of their patrons and helping school music programs in their communities to keep students engaged. With more than 35 years of international touring behind them, Boston Brass strives to offer an artistically entertaining “something-for-everyone” program featuring familiar classical works to popular jazz standards, all delivered with the ensemble’s signature audience interaction and charming rapport.

The quintet performed at Rockefeller Arts Center in October 2011 as a part of the DFT Communications Pops Series.

Boston Brass is, from left, Jose Sibaja, trumpet, Domingo Pagliuca, trombone, William Russell, tuba, Chris Castellanos, horn, and Jeff Conner, trumpet. The Oct. 18 program will feature numbers ranging from Bach’s “Wachet Auf” to Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” to Stanton Moore’s “Blues for Ben.”

“We hope our donors and patrons will enjoy this performance by Boston Brass,” said Rockefeller Director Jefferson Westwood. “Since we are not yet able to host in-person events, this is one of the ways in which we are trying to fill the performing arts void in our community.”

The link to the performance will be shared via Rockefeller Arts Center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RockefellerArtsCenter and through the Rockefeller email club. It will be available for viewing for two weeks following the Oct. 18 performance. This event is part of the 2020-21 Lake Shore Savings Season.

Boston Brass is a Yamaha Performing Artist Group represented exclusively by Middleton Arts Management.

There is also an educational component to this collaboration. There will be a 30-minute educational video workshop titled “Rewired” in which Boston Brass discusses and demonstrates how getting back to the basics when learning new music and rehearsing both individually and in an ensemble setting can be enormously beneficial to student musicians. Recorded just prior to the Oct. 18 performance, it will be made available for area schools at a later date.

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