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Arts council brings brass back to Alex City

Published 11:38am Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Saint Louis Brass Quintet is once again coming to Alexander City.

The quintet, which has a thirty-year history of playing concerts across the country and internationally, will perform Thursday, Jan. 24 as part of the Alexander City Arts Council’s 2012-2013 lineup.

“We’re really excited about them coming to Alexander City,” said Karen Kison, President of the Alexander City Arts, Inc. “This will be one of our biggest events this season.”

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin Russell High School Auditorium.

Fans can expect the quintet to play a variety of musical selections from a tribute to Louis Armstrong to tangos of Astor Piazzola, and Kison said the arts council is excited to bring such a variety to Alexander City.

In addition to entertaining the audience with their sounds of brass, the quintet will also provide Alexander City students with practical information by conducting a class for Benjamin Russell High School band students Friday following their performance.

“We wanted to bring in someone who would also benefit our local students,” Kison said.

BRHS Band Director Dale Bloodworth said he is excited about students having an opportunity to learn from and interact with professional musicians and see the possibilities for themselves as they develop their talents.

Tickets for the concert will be $15 for adults, $5 for children 13 and older with a student I.D. and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

For information, visit the arts council’s website at www.alexandercityarts.com

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