SCRANTON — The Scranton Brass Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3 in The University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public. Doors open at 6:45, and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
The Scranton Brass Orchestra is under the direction of co-founder and director Cheryl Y. Boga and is presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. Now in its fifth season, it is a fully professional 28-member ensemble comprised of brass and percussion players/teachers from the region.
A resident of Chinchilla, Boga serves as the director of Performance Music at The University of Scranton, a position she has held for 35 years, and also maintains an active guest conducting and consulting schedule. Her responsibilities there include the university’s bands, performance choirs, string ensembles, Guest Artist Concert Series, Nelhybel Collection and World Premiere Composition Series, (now in its 33rd year) which she co-founded with the late Vaclav Nelhybel.
Scranton Brass Orchestra members for this concert are as follows:
Joseph Boga, of New York and Chinchilla; Carl Achhammer, of Sugar Notch; John Carey, of Wilkes-Barre; Joe Devizia, of Larksville; Phil Gilmartin, of Moscow; Stephanie Latella, of Hazle Township; Ken Luckey, of Albrightsville; Sean Mason, of Tunkhannock; Jesse Morvan, of Dalton; Morganne Piestrak, of Hunlock Creek; Christopher Newman, M.D., of Breinigsville; William Rennekamp, of Lake Ariel; Matthew Wren, of Scranton; Jeff Leas, of Shavertown; Justin Ambrozia, of Scranton; Megan Wilski-Schneider, of Forty Fort; Kristen Yarmey, of Scranton; Todd Hunter, of Bloomsburg; Jeff Tylutki, of Factoryville; Ray Stedenfeld, of Gouldsboro; Ryan Berry, of Archbald; Conor Flynn, of Dunmore; Wayne Smith, Elmhurst; Chris Wilski, of Pringle; Steve Lakawicz, of Philadelphia; Ryan Lamoreux, of Freeland; Magdalyn Boga, of Scranton and Janelle Decker, of Roaring Brook.
The Scranton Brass Orchestra’s performances are free of charge and open to the public, and feature nationally and internationally acclaimed guests, including many of the most respected brass players of our time. The group made its debut before hundreds of audience members in June 2011, and has since garnered acclaim from both audiences and musicians alike.
For additional information, visit scranton.edu/music or email [email protected]
Information provided by The University of Scranton.