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The Bay Brass in Concert at the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

Monday, 24 February, 2014


James Beckel
Musica Mobilis

Gabrieli arr. Robert King
Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2

Le rendezvous de chasse

Nick Benavides
Music for Brass Ensemble (World Premiere)

Mason Bates
Chicago, 2012 from Alternative Energy (West Coast Premiere)

Rob Mounsey
Mystery Train (World Premiere)

Brahms arr. Tom Smee
Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee

Anthony Di Lorenzo
A Little Russian Circus Tent of Terror
Nikolai The Magnificent
The Clown
Rings of Fire

Jonathan Ring
Fun in the Sun (World Premiere)

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On Monday, February 24 at 8 pm, The Bay Brass performs a program titled Moving Pieces at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall. Led by guest conductor Edwin Outwater and featuring guest performer Mason Bates, the program includes works by Gabrieli, Rossini, Brahms, James Beckel, and DiLorenzo. The concert also features a West Coast premiere of Chicago, 2012 from Mason Bates' Alternative Energy featuring the composer at the laptop, the world premiere of Fun in the Sun by Bay Brass and San Francisco Symphony horn player Jonathan Ring, the world premiere of Mystery Train by Rob Mounsey, and a world premiere by Conservatory student Nick Benavides, performed alongside students in the Conservatory's brass department. This performance is offered in partnership between The Bay Brass and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Many members of The Bay Brass are dedicated educators who maintain studios at the Conservatory, including Dave Burkhart and Adam Luftman, trumpet; Jonathan Ring, Bruce Roberts, and Robert Ward, horn; Paul Welcomer and John Engelkes, trombone; and Peter Warhaftig, tuba. The performance on February 24 will feature a side-by-side performance of a world premiere work by Conservatory composition student Nick Benavides. Edwin Outwater is Music Director of Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and regularly guest conducts the Chicago and New World Symphonies. As resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony from 2001-2006, he worked closely with Michael Tilson Thomas and many members of The Bay Brass; he was also music director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. In October 2013, Outwater returned to lead the orchestra in a week of acclaimed performances of music by Ligeti, Prokofiev, Dvořák, and Lutosławski. Composer and SFCM faculty member Mason Bates is a composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony. Known for his imaginative narrative forms and innovative use of electronics with orchestra, Bates is an advocate of bringing classical music into contemporary spaces. His works were recently heard at Davies Symphony Hall in a 2-week festival of his and Beethoven's music, and on this concert will perform laptop in a brass arrangement of a movement from his large orchestra work Alternative Energy, commissioned by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony. The Bay Brass' newest CD, Sound The Bells!, was nominated for a 2012 GRAMMY award for Best Small Ensemble Performance. Released in March 2011 on the Harmonia-Mundi label, the album features premiere recordings of recent American works for brass. Gramophone magazine states "...this Harmonia Mundi SACD release is a brilliant showcase for the thrilling beauty of tonal brass music in the new century, and the splendid virtuosity of the Bay Brass." Founded in 1995, The Bay Brass is comprised of brass players from the San Francisco Bay Area's leading performing organizations, including the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Symphony Silicon Valley. As a cooperative, The Bay Brass share in all of the organizational and musical responsibilities of the ensemble. In addition, members also conduct, arrange, and compose, allowing for expanded creative opportunities for each musician. For additional information about The Bay Brass and upcoming events, or to join our mailing list, please visit

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