Adirondack Brass to perform next Saturday

PLATTSBURGH The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will present a concert featuring the Adirondack Brass Quintet Saturday, March 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The diverse group of musicians is versed in the music of the Renaissance, baroque, and classical eras, as well as jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, folksongs and show tunes. Adirondack Brass is a five-member ensemble that formed in 1994. The group has performed for many organizations in northern New York and southern Quebec. Its annual performance calendar includes concerts in schools, formal recitals, and musical support for weddings, church services, and others. In August 1996 the group played for more than 80,000 attendees of the Clifford Ball concert given by Phish, and in November 1999 the group played with the Canadian Brass. The group consists of trumpeter Matthew Pray, a music teacher at Moriah Central School; trumpeter William Long, machinist at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and EMT with the Saranac Volunteer Fire Department; hornist Janet Geldert, a retired school counselor at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School; trombonist Andrew West, a doctor of chiropractics in Champlain; and tubist JoLee Yeddo, a music teacher in the Beekmantown Central School District. Tickets are on sale at the center, located at 30 Brinkerhoff St. General admission is $7 and $5 for members and students. For more information, call the center at 563-1604.

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