Dallas Brass to Perform with Bethel Students

The Dallas Brass, one of America’s foremost musical ensembles, will be performing on the Bethel University campus on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m., along with some of Bethel University’s students. The well-known act will also be on hand all day conducting a clinic for interested high school students.
     Founded in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.
     According to Mr. Levine, "A Dallas Brass concert is intended for the entire family. Our ideal audience has a range in ages from 5 to 95. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do."
     In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel, New York Pops conducted by Skitch Henderson, and the Philly Pops conducted by Peter Nero. The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has toured overseas to Europe and the Far East.  They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Restless.”
     The ensemble has released six recordings: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne, Nutcracker and American Musical Journey. The Dallas Brass has a strong dedication to working with young musicians, frequently going into the public schools to present clinics and workshops for students of all ages just as they will be doing when they arrive at Bethel University.
     The Dallas Brass concert will be held in Bouldin Auditorium of the Dickey Fine Arts Building on the Bethel University campus.
     Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Monday, Jan. 3. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets at the door will be $15 each. To order tickets, call Deborah Noble at 731-393-0405, ext. 202. High school students interested in the Dallas Brass clinic may contact Dr. Beth Everett at 731-352-6416.