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Public Invited to Free Master Classes with Brass Artists

The public is invited to a series of master classes in April, the first featuring trumpeter Bryan Davis, and others with Mnozil Brass as part of the University of Maine School of Performing Arts season.

Davis, a British trumpeter, based in New York City, will perform as a guest artist with the UMaine Jazz Ensemble in its at 7:30 p.m. April 25 concert at Minsky Recital Hall, admission is $9 or free with student MaineCard. Tickets are available at the Collins Center for the Arts or at the door.

The next day, Davis will offer a free public master class from 1–3 p.m., in Room 100 Class of 1944 Hall.

Also on April 26, the UMaine Jazz Ensemble and Davis will perform live on MPBN Radio’s Friday Night Jazz with Rich Tozier, 9–11 p.m.

The Austrian brass septet Mnozil Brass will perform at the Collins Center for the Arts at 3 p.m. April 28. For tickets, call the Collins Center box office, 207.581.1755.

The day before their concert, the Mnozil Brass artists will offer free public master classes from 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Room 100 Class of 1944 Hall. The public is welcome to come and observe the master classes; participants have to bring their instruments. Their April 27 master classes schedule is:

All Brass, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. — a fundamentals workshop for all brass players, led by Roman Rindberger, trumpet

Exhibit of Schagerl instruments, 12–1 p.m. — open for testing

Trombone, 1–2:30 p.m. — led Gerhard Füssl, trombone

Tuba, 2:30–4 p.m. — led by Wilfried Brandstötter, tuba

Jazz Combo, 4–5:30 p.m. — led by Leonhard Paul, trombone/bass trumpet

For more information on the School of Performing Arts concert and the master classes, or to request disability accommodations, contact Monique Hashey, 207.581.4721.

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