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Brass Bash featuring Velvet Brown, tuba


March 1, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

A Black woman, wearing a black top, black pants and black shoes, is seated next to a silver tuba

The Department of Music presents the annual Brass Bash, featuring internationally acclaimed tuba soloist Velvet Brown. The evening will include a solo set by Brown, faculty and student chamber music, and Brown displaying some of her virtuosity as soloist and collaborator with a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble.

Velvet Brown is the 2022–23 Penn State Laureate and the David P. Stone Endowed Professor for the School of Music at Penn State and the Associate Director of the School of Music for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Brown is also Artist Faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Velvet Brown enjoys a career as professor, international soloist, composer/arranger, chamber ensemble performer, recording artist, conductor, and orchestral player. She has performed and taught in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Finland, France, England, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, Japan, Cuba, Canada, and the United States. Ms. Brown is currently the principal tubist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. Brown was honored to be principal tuba with the Hope and Harmony Ensemble which recorded a video of fanfares for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration conducted by Marin Alsop. She has served as principal tuba with the River City Brass band, guest principal with the Lahti Philharmonic in Finland, the Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and as substitute or additional tubist with the Saint Louis Symphony and Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Admission is free.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall is easy to visit, with plenty of free parking. Please visit here for directions and parking information.


March 1
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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