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North Carolina Brass Band Presents "Brass at the Opera!"

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North Carolina Brass Band

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Greensboro -- ( Fri., Sep. 13, 2019 )

North Carolina Brass Band: Brass at the Opera
Performed by David Dash, cornet; Brian Meixner, director
$20/adult; $5/student -- UNC Greensboro Auditorium (Formerly Aycock Auditorium) , NCBB@ncbrassband.org (336) 340 - 6764 , http://www.ncbrassband.org -- 7:30 PM

Winston-Salem -- ( Sat., Sep. 14, 2019 )

North Carolina Brass Band: Brass at the Opera!
Performed by David Dash, cornet; Brian Meixner, director
$20 - adult; $5 - student -- Brendle Recital Hall , NCBB@ncbrassband.org (336) 340 - 6764 , http://www.ncbrassband.org -- 7:30 PM

September 13, 2019 - Greensboro, NC:

This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Brass Band.

The North Carolina Brass Band performs its opening concert of the 2019-20 season, Brass at the Opera! Your opera favorites brought to you with the beauty, versatility, and majesty of brass! Don't miss out on an unforgettable evening of spectacular music!

Friday, September 13th – 7:30pm – UNCG Auditorium in Greensboro

Saturday, September 14th - 7:30pm – Brendle Recital Hall in Winston-Salem

$20/adult - $5/student

More information at www.ncbrassband.org

The North Carolina Brass Band, under the direction of Brian Meixner, is a 28-member brass band composed of many of the finest brass players and percussionists in the state. Including symphony orchestra musicians, leading soloists, chamber music professionals, jazz artists, brass and percussion professors at universities throughout the region and highly sought after freelance professionals, the diverse musicians of the NCBB have come together to create an ensemble as colorful and rich as the literature they perform.

The NCBB provides concertgoers with a variety of musical styles; including transcriptions of music for orchestra, wind band, choir, jazz and pop music, and the wealth of exciting original music written for brass band. The NCBB's unique sound makes for a highly enjoyable concert experience.

The North Carolina Brass Band has thrust onto the music scene with the recording of two albums and thrilling audiences with performances in its home region of the Piedmont Triad and beyond. Performances at the Great American Brass Band Festival and the North Carolina Music Educators Association convention were received enthusiastically.

  • "The North Carolina Brass Band is the real deal! - Vince DiMartino, brass and jazz legend
  • "The North Carolina Brass Band's debut album, 'First in Flight', is an amazing testimony in ensemble musicianship and performance."International Trumpet Guild Journal
  • "If you are in the mood for extraordinary musicianship applied to a uniquely powerful and colorful combination of instruments...this group will impress your ear, mind, and heart."Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC.org)


Introduction to the Third Act of "Lohengrin" - Wagner A "Carmen" Fantasy

Bizet/Langford Nessun Dorma - Puccini/Snell David Dash, cornet soloist

Overture to Act 1 - "Phantom of the Opera" - Lloyd Webber/Wilkinson

The Music of the Night - "Phantom of the Opera" - Lloyd Webber/Himes

Overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor" - Nicolai/Lorriman


Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner/Mortimer

Overture to "Porgy and Bess" - Gershwin/Mortimer

Un bel di vedremo (One Fine Day) from "Madama Butterfly" - Puccini/Devlin

The Three Little Maids - Sullivan/Devlin

Overture to H.M.S Pinafore - Sullivan/Marlatt

Overture to "Candide" - Bernstein/Snell