Top Brass comes together for music concert

Recognized artists from across Texas will come to San Jacinto College Central Campus on March 1 as a stop on the Resonance Brass Choir Concert Series.
San Jac music professor Dr. Karen Marston will perform with the group, under the artistic direction of Stefan Sanders.
According to Marston, the small chamber ensemble will play music of all styles ranging from classical traditional transcription overtures by Giuseppe Verdi, to an arrangement by Pop Star Bjork and Sten Kenton Tunes.
“There will be things on the program that appeal to everyone,” Marston said. “General music enthusiasts will find a really wide variety of styles to listen to. The program moves pretty quickly in between styles so if you don’t like something the next selection will be different.”
Furthermore, the artists will work with San Jac music students during their stay here as part of their educational outreach efforts.
“Chamber Music is a really great opportunity for kids to learn about music. It’s mobile. We can go anywhere and so were able to match educational outreach mission with a performance mission,” Marston said.
Additionally, Marston said her goal for this concert, as for every other performance, is to captivate the audience.
“I mean, I always like when I’m finished performing,” she said, “that everybody in the whole room, the audience and the musicians are all very excited and very engaged in what’s going on”.
Marston said, she feels this concert is one that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.
“It’s not just for the brass players,” she said, “it’s not just for people who already listen to classical music. It’s so that anyone could find something that they enjoy”.
The Resonance Brass Choir will perform in the Jan Corbin Recital Hall on Central campus March 1 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission.