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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

SU Brass Ensemble announces spring season

Performances slated for Watertown, Cicero, Rome, Fayetteville, and Auburn

April 2, 2013, by Rob Enslin

The SU Brass Ensemble
The SU Brass Ensemble
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), directed by James T. Spencer, announces its spring concert schedule, with performances in Watertown, Cicero, Rome, Fayetteville, and Auburn. All concerts are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, call 315-786-2458, or visit SUBE on Facebook.

The award-winning group is administered by The College of Arts and Sciences and serves as its ensemble-in-residence.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
Watertown High School
(1335 Washington St., Watertown)
Joint concert with the Watertown High School Band

Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
Cicero-North Syracuse High School
(6002 State Highway 31, Cicero)
“CNY Brass Bash,” featuring scholastic and collegiate brass ensembles

Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m.
The Capitol Theatre
(220 W. Dominick St., Rome)
“A Tribute to the Opera,” with guest sopranos Laura Enslin, Sarah Talbot ’14, and Maggie Randolph ’14; and with emcee Bruce Paulsen of WCNY-FM; $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 Capitol Friends, and $3 children

Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m.

United Church of Fayetteville
(310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville)
“Spring Fling” pops concert
$10 adults and $5 children (12 and under), benefiting UCF Witness Ministries; SUBE family members admitted free

Wednesday, July 3, at 8 p.m.
Emerson Park
(6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn)
All-patriotic program, featuring guest soloists (TBA), emcee Bruce Paulsen, and fireworks
Soprano Laura Enslin is among this season's guest soloists
Soprano Laura Enslin is among this season's guest soloists
“We are proud to expand our reach into Central and Upstate New York,” says Spencer, who serves as an SU Meredith Professor; associate dean for science, mathematics and research in Arts and Sciences; and executive director of SU’s Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute. “These spring concerts are always well attended and are fun for the whole family.”

The spring repertoire draws on a variety of operatic and symphonic selections, including excerpts from Puccini’s “La Boheme,” Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” and Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Other operatic pieces are by Handel, Rossini, Donizetti, Nicolai, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Wagner.

Symphonic selections include John Williams’ “Summon the Heroes”; as well as music from “The Muppet Show” and “Crimson Tide.”

SUBE features professional and dedicated amateur musicians from throughout Central New York. In addition to performing at official SU functions, SUBE presents 15-18 public concerts a year, including the award-winning “Holidays at Hendricks,” which is broadcast on WCNY TV and radio throughout New York state and southern Canada. Distinguished composers from whom SUBE has commissioned music include Robert Ward, Arthur Frackenpohl, and Joseph Downing. DVDs of the ensemble are available at the SU Bookstore.