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JUNEAU — The Con Brio Chamber Series presents: “Low Brass Music and Other Noises,” low brass music performed by Katy Giorgio, Roger Schmidt, and Ken Truitt on trombones, and Tim Ayer on tuba, joined by Douglas Smith on piano.
Con Brio Chamber Series presents “Low Brass Music and Other Noises” 011817 AE 1 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU — The Con Brio Chamber Series presents: “Low Brass Music and Other Noises,” low brass music performed by Katy Giorgio, Roger Schmidt, and Ken Truitt on trombones, and Tim Ayer on tuba, joined by Douglas Smith on piano.

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Mendenhall Trombone, courtesy of Con Brio Chamber.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Story last updated at 1/18/2017 - 1:50 pm

Con Brio Chamber Series presents “Low Brass Music and Other Noises”

JUNEAU — The Con Brio Chamber Series presents: “Low Brass Music and Other Noises,” low brass music performed by Katy Giorgio, Roger Schmidt, and Ken Truitt on trombones, and Tim Ayer on tuba, joined by Douglas Smith on piano.

This program has solo works for trombone and tuba by Mozart, Mascagni, Grøndahl, Saint-Saëns and Croatian composer Stjepan Šulek and quartets by Bach, Bruckner, and John Williams, peppered throughout with surprises and familiar hits, from Daft Punk to Dr. Strangelove.

Giorgio, Truitt and Ayer are the bulwark of Juneau Symphony’s low brass section, while trombonist Roger Schmidt hails from Sitka where he serves as the executive director of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

Performances are Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in the Mendenhall Valley, and Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at the State Library Archives and Museum (SLAM) atrium, Juneau’s newest acoustical space. Seating at the SLAM is limited, so arrive early.

Admission is free with donations going to the commission of an Alaskan opera commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia. Written by Fairbanks composer, Emerson Eads and Juneau playwright, Dave Hunsaker, the work will premiere in Juneau in October 2018.

The Con Brio Chamber Series provides musicians an opportunity to create, perform and share their love of chamber music as well as support a favorite cause. The final concert in the four-program series will be Rites of Spring – featuring French music for harp, flute, strings and piano on April 14 and 15 to benefit Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM). For more information on Con Brio, contact Sally Schlichting at 907-957-3488 or sally.schlichting@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Right: Art for the Con Brio concert