Bid summer farewell with stirring favorites in the final outdoor concert of the Music, Gettysburg! summer season. Music, Gettysburg is pleased to present the Keystone Brass ensemble in a summertime outdoor concert beginning at 5pm Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the Schmucker Grove, near Springs Avenue and Seminary Ridge on the campus of Gettysburg Seminary.
The Keystone Brass Quintet was founded in the fall of 1976 and presented its first public concert in the spring of 1977 on the campus of York College. More than 300 performances and 35 years later, three of the five founding members remain with the ensemble. The cohesive nature of the ensemble playing and richness of their sound is due in a very large part to the high level of musicianship of the unchanging personnel.
The ensemble's extensive repertoire is as varied as the audiences for which they have performed. Renaissance and Baroque music from the 15th and 16th centuries, romantic melodies, Broadway show tunes, big band music, marches, opera and contemporary literature all find their way into programs presented by this talented group of musicians. Several members of the group arrange and compose for the quintet.
Band members include Trumpeters Doug Winemiller and Peter Johnston, Stephen Burg on French Horn, Michael Dietz on trombone and James Biddle on Tuba.
The Keystone Brass plays on the Hill-Unger Performance Platform, welcoming guests to the Seminary lawn in a picnic style concert. The concert is free and open to the public, and listeners are welcome to bring blankets or chairs and picnic on the lawn of the Schmucker Grove. Parking is available in the Valentine Parking lot and Springs Avenue. Parking for handicapped attendees will be available at the East entrance of Valentine Hall (off Springs Avenue).
Music, Gettysburg! is a premier performing arts series in Central Pennsylvania, producing 15-20 free concerts annually, enjoyed by thousands. Come enjoy this family-friendly Sunday afternoon concert. If the day is rainy throughout, the concert will be held in the Seminary Chapel, which is located on Seminary Ridge, three buildings away. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .