Canadian Brass Ensemble with Instruments
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Canadian Brass Side-by-Side Concert


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Masks Required in the Concert Venue.


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Due to an illness with one of the Canadian Brass members, changes to tonight's program will be announced from the stage.


an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, SFCM welcomes Opus 3 Artist Canadian Brass for a residency, culminating in this side-by-side performance with SFCM brass students. The residency will also feature the acclaimed ensemble working with students in masterclasses and professional development seminars during their week-long visit. The full residency includes:
February 20 - Brass Chamber Music Masterclass
February 21 - "Fearless Performance" Seminar
February 22 - Trombone Masterclass
February 23 - Trumpet Masterclass
February 23 - Side-by-Side Concert



Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Tony Rickard: Selections from Brilliant Brass Overtures
     1. Gavottes I + II
          from Orchestral Suite in D Major, BWV 1068
     2. Bourrées I + II
          from Orchestral Suite in B Minor, BWV 1067
     6. Gigue
          from Orchestral Suite in D Major, BWV 1068

Orlando Gibbons, transcr. Andrew Frackenpohl: In Nomine

Vasily Kalinnikov, arr. Timofei Dokshitser: Nocturne from Symphony No. 1

Samuel Scheidt: Echo

Caleb Hudson: White Rose Elegy

Astor Piazzolla, arr. Steven Verhelst: Suite from “Maria de Buenos Aires”



Paul Welcomer, conductor

Canadian Brass
Fábio Brum, trumpet
Caleb Hudson, trumpet
Jeff Nelsen, horn
Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone
Chuck Daellenbach, tuba

SFCM Students
Caleb Brosnac, Conrad Smith, Michail Thompson, Justin Vargas, and Karlee Wood, trumpet
Ben Engelmann, Henry Nordhorn, Adolfo Pena, Seth Shumate, and Yolanda Zheng, horn
Neil Advant, Reece MacDonald, Tsukimi Sakamoto-David, Miriam Snyder, and Austin Talbot, trombone
Jeremy Mojado, bass trombone
Nolan Downey, tuba
Sean Swenson, timpani/percussion
Connor Yeackley, percussion

About SFCM’s Brass Department

Made up of principal brass chairs of the San Francisco Symphony, as well as principal players of the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras, and a close-knit student body, SFCM’s Brass Department challenges and inspires the next generation of great players.

Studio sizes are kept small to ensure students receive the mentorship and performance opportunities they need, and a yearly side-by-side reading of major brass repertoire with faculty members provides insight into the finer points of orchestral brass performance.


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