Returning to New Jersey, the talented members of the PYO Music Institute’s Bravo Brass ensemble will present “Bach on Brass” on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 145 West Broad Street in Burlington NJ. This free concert features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for brass. Goodwill donations are gladly accepted.
Paul Bryan is Director and Conductor of Bravo Brass, as well as dean at the Curtis Institute of Music. Of the program he said, “The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is timeless. Some of the most important classical music ever written, the concert will feature arrangements and transcriptions that show off the remarkable range of colors a brass ensemble can produce. The music is also an incredible learning tool for developing musicians, and the members of the group have put a tremendous amount of effort into the preparation of this performance.” Dean Bryan is pleased that the relationship with St. Mary’s Church continues to grow. He said, “It is always a pleasure to work with the clergy, staff and congregation at this historic church. Our students enjoy performing here in New Jersey, and we are thrilled that we are able to bring their music to audiences on the other side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.”
St. Mary’s Church was established in 1702, when the first Anglican services were conducted in Burlington, and is a National Historic Landmark. The Old Church, still standing on the comer of Wood and West Broad Streets, was built in 1703 and served the parish as its house of worship until 1854, when the new St. Mary’s was completed. After a disastrous fire, there was a restoration in 1976-81 and today, this magnificent space enhances the experience of listening to the music performed by Bravo Brass.
For more information about Bravo Brass and the PYO Music Institute, please visit www.pyos.org or call (215) 545-0502.