The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center have partnered to launch the National Brass Ensemble Project, which will occur in the San Francisco Bay Area from June 9 to 14, 2014. Taking part in the weeklong residency will be 24 brass musicians and two percussionists from the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, as well as the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The residency will feature a June 12 performance at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center of Gabrieli’s Sacrae symphoniae, arranged by Tim Higgins, San Francisco Symphony’s principal trombonist and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At the same performance, the National Brass Ensemble will perform the world premiere of a commissioned work by John Williams. The residency will culminate in a recording session at Skywalker Sound of a commercial CD featuring selections from Gabrieli’s Sacrae symphoniae and the Williams commission. More information about the project, including a complete roster of participating musicians, is available at the Green Music Center website.
Posted May 2, 2014