Visual and Performing Arts

Boston Brass with Timothy Morrison and Colorado Springs Restoration Brass with UCCS Brass Faculty

April 6 & 7, 2018

First Fridays Seminar:

Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Margot Lane Studio


Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Margot Lane Studio


Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Shockley-Zalabak Theatre

For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of- a-kind musicalexperience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble's lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Through over 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, marching bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles. They have performed in 49 states and 30 countries and have conducted master classes around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and Mahidol University in Bangkok.

Conductor and trumpet legend Tim Morrison served as the Principal Trumpet of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1987-1997 and appeared frequently with the orchestra as a soloist for concerts, television broadcasts and recordings. He was a favorite soloist of Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams, who has said, "he has an American sound and his sound is very touching, very beautiful. There is real serenity in his playing..." This appreciation has led John Williams and other noted Hollywood composers to feature Tim on their film scores. To date, he has been credited as soloist on the following film scores: Born on the 4th of July, JFK, Apollo 13, Panther, Nixon, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, Bobby and Lions to Lambs. That same appreciation also led John Williams to dedicate "Summon the Heroes" to Tim, written by Williams for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.

The UCCS brass faculty bring award winning brass performance, scholarship and artistic innovation to the Pikes Peak Region and UCCS's unique family of arts degrees. They tour internationally as recitalists, are members of world-class ensembles, professional orchestras, work extensively with composers and are award winning recording artists. They also wear other hats as composers, arrangers, sound artists, film composers, improvisers, multi-media artists and music technology specialists.

Restoration Brass Ensemble (RBE) is comprised of a twenty-member brass ensemble, with smaller performing groups consisting of the many high level professional musicians from the unique brass family landscape in Colorado Springs, including former and current members of the Air Force Falconaires, Fort Carson, faculty from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado College and local music educators. Founded on the belief of music's ability to unite, heal and inspire, the RBE mission is to expand our communities' cultural and civic awareness through world class performance and education of brass music.