The Jamestown Concert Association will present the Philadelphia Brass for the opening concert of the 2012-13 season.
Philadelphia Brass consists of trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Friday in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St. Jamestown.
Formed in 1988, the ensemble performs the finest brass literature of all styles and periods. A top prizewinner in the prestigious Raphael Mendez Competition, Philadelphia Brass continues to promote the enjoyment of chamber music among audiences of all ages and interests.
Anthony Cecere, French horn, has been principal horn and soloist with the New Orleans Philharmonic, a member of the American Chamber Players of Washington, D.C., and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New Jersey and Boston Symphony Orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic.
Robert Gale is principal trombone with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and a member of the pit orchestra of the Walnut Street Theater. Currently on the faculty if the College of New Jersey, he has performed with the St. Louis and Richmond Symphonies and has recorded extensively for many vocal artists, television and major motion pictures.
Brian Kuszyk is principal trumpet of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Delaware Symphony, a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, and a frequent substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Scott Mendoker is principal tuba with the Westfield Symphony, the Vermont Mozart Festival and is a member of the New York Chamber Soloists. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, New York and Boston Pops and the New Jersey Symphony.
Lawrence Wright is principal trumpet of the Allentown Symphony, Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and Pennsylvania Sinfonia. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the New Jersey Symphony, the Italian Spoleto Festival and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
The evening's program will consist of an array of classical and popular music from Bach and to Duke Ellington.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for senior citizens, with a $2 discount for tickets purchased in advance. Students 18 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets may be purchased at the Reg Lenna Box Office, Germaine and Pappalardo, and Trinity Guitar. For more information call 484-7070 or 487-1522.
Season tickets will also be available that evening. JCA's season consists of six concerts including two Symphony Syracuse concerts.
A JCA membership also allows members to attend all five of Warren Concert Association's concerts.
The special sponsor for Friday's concert is Lakewood Furniture Galleries and Jamestown's Rental Properties LLC. The Jamestown Concert Association is supported in part by the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, United Arts Appeal and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
For more information, visit www.jamestownconcertassociation.org.