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BYU hosts Burning River Brass in concert Dec. 11

Quickly becoming one of the most respected brass ensembles in the United States, Burning River Brass will perform an evening of holiday favorites Wednesday (Dec. 11) at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall at Brigham Young University.

As guests of the BYU Performing Arts Series, Burning River Brass will perform holiday pieces including Tchaikovsky's Suite from "The Nutcracker," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach and "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme.

Members of the Burning River Brass have appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

They can be heard on movie soundtracks, commercial recordings, television and radio as well as NPR's "Performance Today" and "Sunday Baroque." They also have two CDs: "Of Knights and Castles" and "Russian Carnival," both produced on the Dorian label. Their third album, an all-Spanish album, will be released spring 2003 and will include music from Bizet's "Carmen" and De Falla's "Three-Cornered Hat."

Members of the Burning River Brass include David Duro, Justin Emerich, Alex Jokipii and Heather Zweifel on trumpet; David Brockett and Bruce Hudson on horn; and Phillip Freeman, Thomas Joyce, David Mitchell and Jeremy Moeller on trombone, with Matthew Gaunt on tuba and F. Feza Zweifel on percussion/timpani.

Writer: Elizabeth B. Jensen

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