Brass brings class and concert

Published on Thu, Apr 18, 2002
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Brass brings class and concert

Pacific Arts Association wraps up its season next weekend with classes and a performance by the Canadian quintet True North Brass.

The five members of True North Brass come from distinguished positions with orchestras and universities across Canada and play fresh arrangements of everything from baroque to American traditional music.

One of the group’s founding members Stuart Laughton, trumpet, was also a founder of Canadian Brass and principal trumpet at La Scala under Claudio Abado. Raymond Tizzard, also on trumpet, is the director of the Hannaford Street Silver Band. Joan Watson on horn is associate principal french horn with the Toronto symphony orchestra. Alastair Kay, trombone, chairs the brass department at Humber College in Toronto and Scott Irvine, trombone, performs with the Canadian Opera Company orchestra. Kay and Irvine are also composers and arrangers, and their work is featured on the current program.

The weekend starts with a free class for Whatcom County music students at Blaine high school, May 4, followed by a concert May 5 at 3:30 p.m. For information on joining the master class contact Ruby Dahl at 332-8536.

Tickets for the concert are available at Steamers on Blaine Avenue or at the Resort Semiahmoo gift shop. For credit card orders, phone 392-5150..