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April 11, 2008

Internationally renowned Boston Brass to perform at ULM April 14

Music lovers everywhere should set Monday, April 14 aside for a chance to experience the internationally acclaimed Boston Brass as they perform in a free concert at ULM Monday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

The group, comprised of Jose Sibaja, trumpet; Jeff Conner, trumpet; J. D. Shaw, French horn; Lance LaDuke, trombone; and Andrew Hitz, tuba, will also conduct an open Master class Tuesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. – noon at the following locations: horns, Emy-Lou Biedenharn Choir Room; trumpets, Biedenharn, room 134; trombones, Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall; and tubas, Spyker Theatre.

Boston Brass will perform a number of original and transcribed works for brass quintet. According to their Web site at, “[They are] setting new standards in entertainment. From exciting classical arrangements, to breathtaking vocal harmony, to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass achieves new levels in brass performance while treating audiences to a unique musical experience that captivates all ages. The ensemble's lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, bridges the vast ocean of classical formality to delight audiences to an evening of boisterous fun, exciting knowledge and an enthusiastic love of music, deftly exhibited by five brash brass players.”

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, call: (318) 342-1414.

For more information about these talented musicians, visit

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