The Philadelphia Brass will perform the Inaugural Concert for “Community Concerts at St. Raphael’s Church” on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 3:00 pm. The church is located at 35-20 Greenpoint Avenue (at the Long Island Expressway) in Long Island City, Queens.
From the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, the Philadelphia Brass has delighted audiences with virtuosity, artistry, and “cohesiveness seldom heard in live chamber music” (The Morning Call, Allentown PA). Formed in 1988, the ensemble performs the finest brass literature of all styles and periods. The September 22nd program ranges from Bach and Brahms to Frank Loesser and Duke Ellington.
A top prize-winner in the prestigious Raphael Mendez Competition, the Philadelphia Brass continues to promote the enjoyment of chamber music among audiences of all ages and interests. Composer Daniel Pinkham calls the group “the most artistic brass quintet before the public today.” The September 22nd performance marks the group’s Queens debut.
Seating is open and a free-will offering will be taken.
The “Community Concerts at St. Raphael’s” are committed to featuring renowned artists that will enhance the cultural environment of the community. The second concert will be Sunday, December 1, 2013, at 3:00 pm.
For more information about the Philadelphia Brass, visit their website at www.philadelphiabrass.com. For more information about the Long Island City concert, phone 718-729-8957.cost
St. Raphael Church
35-20 Greenpoint Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101