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Presidio Brass to bring the Sounds of the Cinema to Chickasha


An image of the quintet Presidio Brass posing casually with their instruments

Presidio Brass to bring the Sounds of the Cinema to Chickasha

 

The 17th season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS) continues with Presidio Brass performing “Sounds of the Cinema,” a pops concert that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages with music from the movies: a little of everything from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Mission Impossible.  

The performance will kick off the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s homecoming weekend on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. General admission tickets for the public are $15 and $10 for students and seniors aged 60 and over.

“Presidio Brass has the reputation for showmanship, and for being great teachers. Part of their visit will include educational outreach workshops for Chickasha High School and Chickasha Middle School that will instruct, inspire, and help to prepare student bands to join them onstage in the evening show.” said professor of theatre arts and series coordinator Katie Davis. Creating arts education opportunities for students K-12, as well as students on the USAO campus, is central to the mission of the DWPAS.

Formed in 2006, Presidio Brass’ bold combination of brass quintet with piano, percussion, and fresh, original arrangements has captivated audiences the world over. They have been featured on National Public Radio, and released four albums of jazz and classical selections.

Inspired by the dedicated music teachers in their schools, Presidio Brass came together with the primary goal of promoting music education and appreciation to young people. When not touring, members of the group perform as freelance artists, teach private lessons, assist with public school music programs, and operate an annual summer camp in San Diego for brass students of all ages.

The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is made possible in-part by support from the Chickasha Public School Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and the USAO Foundation. Its mission is to encourage attendance at high-quality performing arts events as an aspect of a liberal arts education, to provide an affordable entertainment resource for our college family and our community, and to become a leader in local arts education by presenting relevant and culturally diverse programming that reflects and broadens the aesthetic of our audiences.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit usao.edu/presidiobrass or call (405) 574-1213.