GRAND COUNTY – A grant awarded by the Grand Foundation is supporting an ensemble of the Boulder Brass to perform in Grand County.
Their concert on Friday night, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash is the finale for the 2014 concert season.
“We are grateful to the Grand Foundation for their support. Simply put, we would not be the organization we are today without the Grand Foundation,” said Judy Baxter, president of the Grand County Concert Series (GCCS).
A dozen musicians from the Boulder Brass will play for the first time in Grand County. They play in various orchestras, including the Apollo Chamber Brass, Boulder Bach Festival, Chestnut Brass Company, Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Opera Colorado Orchestra and Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Many of the musicians also teach at the college level and in private studios.
Now celebrating its platinum anniversary, the Boulder Brass has been thrilling audiences throughout the United States for two decades and is consistently lauded for its virtuosity and brilliance, as well as its engaging programming.
“The conventional wisdom is that the best players can only be found in the major cultural centers of New York, London, Berlin, etc., but the Boulder Brass have blown that theory out of the water,” says Christine Reed, formerly VP of Artists and Repertoire, Sony Classical (New York).
A dessert reception in the Fellowship Hall follows the concert where the audience can meet the Boulder Brass. Adult tickets, $20, are available online at the GCCS website, www.grand-countyconcertseries.org/, or at the concert. Grand County students may attend for free with their student ID. Adults accompanying Grand County students are $5 each. Tickets for other students are $10.