November 21, 2017 – The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents MANHATTAN BRASS performing holiday favorites at two locations in the Bronx on Sunday, December 10th. From 1-2 pm, the group can be heard at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, and from 3-4 pm at the Mall at Bay Plaza, 200 Baychester Avenue. “We are delighted to present a concert at The Mall at Bay Plaza for the first time and hope the community will take an hour out of their busy day to enjoy the holiday music,” said Judith Insell, BAE’s Music Programs Manager.
Now celebrating its 25th year, Manhattan Brass includes Wayne du Maine and Tony Kadleck, trumpets; R.J. Kelley, French horn; Michael Seltzer, trombone and David Taylor, bass trombone. According to JazzTimes, “Manhattan Brass has the ability to inspire a passion for holiday music that is more than just filler music, but it is truly high artistry.”
WHAT: Manhattan Brass performs MUSIC FOR THE HOLIDAYS
WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, December 10
1-2 pm: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road
3-4 pm: The Mall at Bay Plaza, 200 Baychester Avenue
TICKETS: Tickets are free with the price of admission to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum which is $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors and free at The Mall at Bay Plaza.
ABOUT THE BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE
The Bronx Arts Ensemble brings the arts to neighborhoods across the Bronx through live music and arts education programs. It presents over 50 live concerts annually to more than 35,000 people, featuring diverse cultures, including classical, Latin, Afro-Cuban, and other world music. BAE’s arts education programs have served over 100,000 Bronx students since 1993 through multi-disciplinary artist residencies during school hours, after-school, and through summer activities that culminate in original auditorium programs and in-school gallery exhibits. bronxartsensemble.org
ABOUT MANHATTAN BRASS
Manhattan Brass is well-known for innovative programming and dynamic performances. Throughout its history, the quintet has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by a wide range of composers including jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Paquito D’Rivera.
Manhattan Brass emphasizes breaking down barriers between performers and audiences; the ensemble performs in concert halls to clubs. Specializing in every genre from Renaissance music to jazz, the virtuoso quintet has been featured on National Public Radio and the Japanese network NHK-TV, at New York’s Caramoor and FONT Festivals, and under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall. Manhattan Holiday, a CD released by Manhattan Brass, is a compilation of both classic and holiday treats. www.manhattanbrass.org