The Fremont-Midland Entertainment Series will be bringing a new generation of brass entertainment to Fremont.
Presidio Brass will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fremont High School’s Nell McPherson Auditorium.
By combining a brass quintet with piano and fresh original arrangements, Presidio Brass’ unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, California.
Presidio Brass has performed in over 40 states as well as internationally in Canada and China.
Through their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, Sounds of the Cinema, these five young men present film music with a dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance.
Each member of the ensemble began his music career by joining his school’s band program. Inspired by the dedication of their school music teachers, Presidio Brass came together with the primary mission to promote music education and music appreciation to youngsters.
They have conducted master classes at many colleges and universities, and been featured on National Public Radio.
Members of Presidio Brass have performed with major symphony orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony, and have shared the stage with commercial and pop artists that include Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Quincy Jones, YoY o Ma and more.
When not on tour, they continue to perform with orchestras, maintain private teaching studios and local universities, arrange and compose new music, and assist with public school music programs.
Memberships for the 2018-19 FMES season, which brings Broadway-caliber shows to Fremont, are currently on sale.
A single membership is $50 and family memberships are $110. Students may purchase a membership for $25.
Memberships may be purchased online at www.fmesconcerts.org or at the door.
Non-member adult tickets are $20 per show. Midland University faculty and students are free. Student tickets are $10 while children under age 10 are admitted free.
In addition to Presidio Brass, this season’s FMES lineup also includes:
Oct. 28: DSQ Electric, 7 p.m., Nell McPherson Theatre. The Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) Electric plays contemporary and classic music on both electric and traditional string instruments.
Nov. 25: Leon Sings Noel, 4 p.m., Nell McPherson Theatre. The matinee concert will feature baritone Leon Williams singing traditional Christmas carols, sacred as well as traditional and popular carols.
Jan. 24-27: “Once Upon A Mattress,” Midland University’s Kimmel Theatre. The comical, romantic and melodic musical has a spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship that provides some side-splitting shenanigans.
March 17: 7th Ave, 7 p.m., Nell McPherson Theatre. The mixed vocal quartet combines elements of pop, swing, rockability, country and more.
May 24: Sons of Serendip, 7 p.m., Nell McPherson Theatre. The quartet of four friends strives to embody the adjectives: Classy, genuine, spiritual, sensitive and timeless.