Concert season opens with Presidio Brass Quintet

Presidio Brass Quintet
Presidio Brass Quintet

By Marlene Robershaw

The “opening night” concert of the Ramona Concert Association’s 27th season will feature the exhilarating Presidio Brass Quintet in the Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center at Olive Peirce Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The program will connect the audience to the jazz and classical music used in movies as well as selections from film soundtracks.

Hailing from San Diego, Presidio Brass is a dynamic force in American brass chamber music. The musicians have played in concerts nationally in over 30 states, presented educational outreach programs throughout the United States, and have been featured on National Public Radio. They have performed with major symphony orchestras — including the London Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic — can be heard on soundtracks ranging from video games to major motion pictures, and have released three recordings.

Members of Presidio Brass are: Ray Nowak, Mike McCoy, Sean Reusch, Scott Sutherland and Scott O’Conner. They have been educated at several of America’s finest institutions, including the University of Southern California (USC), Boston Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Julliard School of Music.

Other concerts scheduled this season are: Nov. 19, Songs of the Civil War with Operatic Tenor Robert Trentham; Jan. 21, Concert Saxophonist Ashu; March 3, Highland Way Celtic Band; and March 24, joint band concert with Ramona High School Symphonic Band and Ramona Town Hall Brass Band.

Single concert tickets available at the door are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Concert season memberships may also be purchased at the door. The prices for season memberships are $25 for adult tickets, $10 for students, and $55 for a family membership. The family is considered 2 adults and all children and students living in the household. The season membership tickets include all five concerts.

Concert-goers may also order their season membership tickets by sending a remittance to Ramona Concerts, P.O. Box 1273, Ramona, CA 92065.

For more information, call 760-789-7474 or 760-788-0434, email Ramonaconcerts@cox.net, or go to www.ramonaconcerts.com.

The performing Arts Center is at 1521 Hanson Lane. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert will start at 7:30 p.m.

   
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