One of America’s leading brass groups, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26 as part of The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music’s Connoisseur Chamber Music Series.
Founded in 1987, The Meridian Arts Ensemble has staged more than 50 premieres and performances on four continents and 49 states. The group will perform at Bennett Auditorium during the 2010 Southeast Horn Workshop on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus March 26-28.
The ensemble has changed the face of classical music through its exciting and ambitious approach as a faculty ensemble at the Manhattan School of Music. The group performs a wide variety of music including mixing classical and contemporary works, jazz and rock compositions, world music and original works by ensemble members.
Patrick Richards, a Southern Miss doctorate of musical arts candidate in horn performance from Winfield, W.V. and workshop participant, is thrilled about the opportunity to hear the ensemble. “It is so rare to hear a group so focused on promoting new brass chamber music,” Richards said.
The Meridian Arts Ensemble frequently presents master classes across the U.S., Europe and South America. Past hosts have included The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Hartt School of Music.
Registration for the workshop ranges from $40 - $90. For more information, visit http://www.southeasthornworkshop.org.
Tickets for The Meridian Arts Ensemble concert are $15 for adults, $10 for Partners for the Arts and seniors and $5 for youth. Students with a school ID will receive free admission. For more information on the ensemble visit www.meridianartsensemble.com. For tickets, visit www.southernmisstickets.com or call 601.266.5418.
The Meridian Arts Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26 in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi campus.
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