Monsoon Brass

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
7:00 pm
Holsclaw Hall

  • Betsy Bright

    Renaissance Suite
  • Kevin McKee

  • Oskar Böhme

  • André Previn

    Four Outings for Brass
  • David Sampson

    Morning Music
  • Rafael Piccolotto De Lima

    Baião Monsoon
  • Alan Ferber

    Kopi Luwak


Since its founding in 2016, Monsoon Brass has quickly become a dominant voice in the Arizona arts scene. Comprised of some of the highest caliber brass players in the Southwest, Monsoon Brass regularly performs highly demanding recitals, featuring genres not often performed by standard brass quintets. Their enthusiasm for new compositions has led them to commission several new works, and they enjoy bringing to life many overlooked compositions from the past century. Whether performing Renaissance music, colossal modern works, or jazz music with thrilling improvisation by trumpeter Jason Carder, Monsoon Brass brings a fresh perspective to brass chamber music.

Betsy Bright has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra trumpet section since 2003 and she is also a member of the TSO Brass Quintet, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, and the Tucson Pops Orchestra. Jason Carder tours extensively as the trumpet soloist with Yanni, and when he is not traveling, he is assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Arizona. David Morgan has been Principal Tuba of the TSO since 2010 and is also a member of the TSO Brass Quintet, Tucson Pops Orchestra, and True Concord Voices & Orchestra. Joseph Muñoz plays in the TSO and performs with such groups as True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Tucson Pops Orchestra, Broadway in Tucson, and various churches such as St. Philip’s. Hayato Tanaka is principal trumpet of the TSO, which he joined in 2017 as 3rd trumpet. Victor Valenzuela is currently 2nd Horn with the TSO as well as instructor of brass at Pima Community College.

Food and drinks to follow concert.


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