Montreal’s Buzz Brass Quintet in Quesnel for two shows

Buzz Brass performs family concert Jan. 25 and Salute to Gershwin Jan. 26

Montreal’s acclaimed Buzz Brass Quintet performs two shows in Quesnel, on Jan. 25 and 26.

One show is designed for the entire family to enjoy quality music, tailored to suit family members four years and up. The second show is a Salute to Gershwin intended for an adult audience.

The merry band of five musicians includes Sylvain Lapointe and Frederic Gagnon on trumpets; Pascal Lafreniere on horn and Jason De Careful and Sylvain Arseneau performing on trombones.

For the Quesnel shows, Buzz Brass is teaming with Matt Herskowitz, pianist extraordinaire, to present the timeless work of George Gershwin at the adult concert on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Chuck Mobley Theatre.

The Salute to Gershwin show pays homage to the celebrated American composer, evoking all the brilliance and intensity of a symphonic orchestra.

The family show on Jan. 25 is 50 minutes of six instruments played by six consulate professionals, with an eye to what children and their accompanying adults will thoroughly enjoy.

Quesnel’s youth choir InSong will perform beginning at 6 p.m., followed immediately by Buzz Brass’ performance.

Take note that tickets for each concert are available at separate venues.

Tickets for Buzz Brass’ family show, presented by Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s Children’s Concert Committee, Jan. 25 at Chuck Mobley Theatre are $10 each and available at Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre, Circle ‘S’ Western Wear, Bo Peep, Quesnel Music, at the door or in advance by calling 250-747-2207.

Tickets for Buzz Brass Tribute to Gershwin, presented by Quesnel Live Arts, Jan. 26 at Chuck Mobley Theatre, show time is 7:30 p.m. are $20 (seniors and youth) and $25 (adult).

They are available at Save-On-Foods, KMAX, Green Tree Health and Wellness, The Occidental, at the door or in advance by calling 250-747-2207.

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