Big Horn Brass 2023 Fall Concert "Walking with Giants" - world-premier! - on Sept 9, 3:00 pm at The Reser

We are delighted to have commissioned exciting Portland composer Nicole Buetti to create a four-movement work exclusively for Big Horn Brass: Walking with Giants. Inspired by the grandeur, dignity & modern peril of the elephant, Ms. Buetti’s colorful and evocative use of brass and percussion will be enhanced by stirring video footage of these remarkable animals. Don’t miss this exciting & unique event, sure to leave a vivid impression.

This fall concert, conducted by David Bryan, will feature two other original compositions. A Musical Guide to the Big Horn Brass, by our longtime friend and associate Philip Neuman, is an enchanting and good-humored work presenting all of the instruments in our ensemble with music and narration. The Risk of Birth is by composer and choral conductor Stephen Galván, a piece originally for chorus and now adapted for brass by the composer at the request of Andrew Harris.

This characteristically varied program will also include arrangements of well-known music by Debussy, Johann Strauss Sr., Leonard Bernstein and others, all arranged by local friends of Big Horn Brass. This promises to be an uplifting, thought-provoking and inspiring musical afternoon – come experience it with us!

Concert Program

Music from “The Incredibles”
The Risk of Birth
Golliwog’s Cake-Walk
Gee, Officer Krupke
Radetzky March
Hungarian Doo Dah
Walking With Giants
A Musical Guide to the Big Horn Brass
Lohengrin Act III Prelude

The Musicians

Conductor: David Bryan
Trumpets: Bruce Dunn, Greg Garrett, Logan Brown, Scott Winks
Horns: Charles Crabtree, Dan Partridge, Carol Olson, Rebekah Schaub
Trombones: Ron Babcock, Andrew Harris, John Warton
Bass/Contrabass Trombone: John Ohnstad
Euphonium: Andrew Harris
Tuba: Mark Vehrencamp, Phil Neuman
Percussion: Jeffrey Kaye, Will Reno, Mike Snyder