Hailed as the first brass group ever to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet, the New York Brass Arts Trio will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Sanibel Congregational U.C.C., 2050 Periwinkle Way.

Three world-class virtuoso soloists have come together to revolutionize the brass trio. Hornist David Jolley and trombonist Haim Avitsur all bring great experience to the table. Burgstaller, a former featured trumpeter and arranger with the legendary Canadian Brass, has performed with many notable orchestras, and has recording credentials that include solo CDs, three Top-10 Billboard hits, and a Top-50 Jazz Radio hit. Jolley is the pre-eminent horn soloist of his generation, performing as a soloist with major orchestras, collaborating with Guarneri, Orion and American string quartets, and is a founding member of the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Avitsur is the only trombonist named a 2005 and 2007 Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine and has premiered over eighty compositions. Sponsored by Jackie and Roy Sweeney Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Jolley): Three Sinfonias

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Avitsur): Trio in C Major, Op. 87

Richard Strauss (arr. Jolley): Till Eulenspiegel

Igor Stravinsky (arr. Jolley): Selection from Pulcinella Suite

Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances

Chick Corea (b.1941) (Arr. Burgstaller): Three Children’s Songs

George Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess

Astor Piazzola (arr. Burgstaller): Libertango 

The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 33rd season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March at the Sanibel United Church of Christ Congregational Church on Sanibel Island. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists

Tickets may be purchased for $50 each by calling 239-344-7025, or on- line at www.sanibelmusicfestival.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one half hour before each performance and are also available at the Bank of the Islands on Periwinkle Way.

The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 33rd season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March at the Congregational church on Sanibel Island. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities.