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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass to perform in Crookston

  • The concert will be the final event of the 2012-2013 Crookston Entertainment Series
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  • Outstanding Brass Quintet to perform Sunday, May 5th at the Crookston High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. under the sponsorship of the Crookston Entertainment Series. This is the final concert of the year. The 2013-2014 series will be introduced at the event.
    The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of five of America's top brass musicians who are dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American Culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music as a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. They are especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.
    A veritable "dream team" of virtuoso brass players, members of the group, have appeared on the world's most prominent stages and performed with such groups as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Canadian Brass, the Empire Brass and the Boston Brass. The group burst onto the music scene with a debut performance in Philadelphia's Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall...a residency for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and a special feature on the National Public Radio Show, "All Things Considered."
    Rodney Mack, founder and trumpet, was born in New Orleans, Rodney began taking classical trumpet lessons at the age of 11 with his cousin, Wynton Marsalis. Referred to as a "trumpet prodigy" he made his solo debut at age 15 with the New Orleans Symphony. He then received national attention at the age of 19 as soloist with the Boston Pops. He has since received numerous honors as principal trumpet with several of the world's finest symphony orchestras. He gives master classes at the Juilliard School, the National Trumpet Competition and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.
    If you are in need of a ride to the concert, please call THE BUS at 281-0700 by Friday, May 3rd.

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