Manhattan School of Music Brass Players to Perform with Scranton Singers

03/16/12

A chamber ensemble from the Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra will perform with The University of Scranton Singers on Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center at The University of Scranton. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

The Manhattan School of Music is one of the nation’s premier music conservatories, providing programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level for more than 85 years.

Mark Gould, conductor and founder of the Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra, directs the ensemble. Retired from his post as co-principal trumpet at the Metropolitan Opera in 2003, Gould chairs the brass department at the Manhattan School of Music, and is also on faculty at The Juilliard School.  Additionally, he serves as co-conductor for The Scranton Brass Orchestra with University of Scranton Performance Music Director Cheryl Y. Boga.

Renowned for his trumpet playing and teaching, Gould has appeared as principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic, and has recorded and performed with ensembles such as Canadian Brass and Empire Brass, as well as many major symphony orchestras and renowned chamber music groups throughout the world. He also serves as the director of the New York Trumpet Ensemble. His body of work as a soloist and recording artist includes more than 40 performances on PBS as part of “Live at Lincoln Center” broadcasts and Grammy award-winning recordings with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. His students have garnered spots in many of the major orchestras and chamber ensembles both nationally and internationally.

For more information on this event, call 941-7624 or visit www.scranton.edu/music.


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662