October 06, 2009


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Burning River Brass will perform in concert on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.

"Burning River Brass are 12 of the finest brass and percussion players in the country.  They perform with infectious joy and have a huge range of repertory from early music through classics and on to popular music and even big band arrangements," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

Since 1999, the ensemble has released four CDs and this fall will release a second Christmas CD. Burning River Brass has been heard on NPR's "Performance Today" and "Sunday Baroque" as well as radio stations throughout the United States and abroad. To hear music samples, visit www.burningriverbrass.com.

Ticket information
Tickets for this Weis Center series performance are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Bucknell University Bookstore on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling 570-577-1000 or visiting www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.

This performance has been made possible in part by a generous contribution from Clayton and David Lightman. The 2009-10 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

Family Matinee
The Weis Center also will present a special and free family presentation of "Tubby the Tuba" with Matt Gaunt, the tuba soloist from the visiting Burning River Brass, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. Bob Gainer, professor emeritus of theatre at Bucknell, narrates the tale, accompanied by the Bucknell University Symphonic Band under conductor William Kenny. The program will include other short works by the band and Burning River Brass.

For more information about events in the Weis Center Series, visit www.bucknell.edu/x12457.xml.

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