Bay Colony Brass

Bay Colony Brass is scheduled to play a free concert on Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 19 Academy St., Arlington.

In this concert, Bay Colony Brass undertakes time travel, offering a survey of lighter brass music from the earliest days of brass performance to the present. They plan to revisit dances from the 16th century, include a peek at Eastern European dance from the 19th century and then focus on 20th- and 21st-century suites and popular jazz numbers composed or arranged for large brass ensemble.

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

According to the organization, the program will include the following pieces:

  • David Lovrien, "Tubilustrium" (2001)
  • Tielman Susato, "Six Dances from 'Danserye' ” (circa 1551)
  • Antonin Dvorak (Arr. Tom Spataro), "Slavonic Dance No. 1" (1878)
  • Trygve Madsen, "Divertimento for Brass & Percussion" (1984)
  • Hoagy Carmichael, "Stardust" (1927)
  • Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol (Arr. Richard Bissell), "Caravan" (1936)
  • John Ireland  (Arr. Christopher Mowat), "A Downland Suite" (1932)

Established in 2000, Bay Colony Brass is one of the few large brass ensembles of its kind in the United States. Composed of 20 brass and percussion players from throughout greater Boston, the ensemble performs a broad range of challenging repertoire spanning five centuries, including original works and transcriptions of masterpieces from the Renaissance, classical era, romantic era, 20th century, jazz and world music.

Bay Colony Brass is an all-volunteer group and a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

This news announcement was published Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, based on information from Laurie Bogdan. YourArlington volunteer Kim Haase prepared it for publication.