Gotta love that spectacular brass

By By Sarah Anderson and By Sarah Anderson

By Sarah Anderson

Now in its sixth year, the U’s Virtuoso Series carries a tradition of bringing world-class musicians to Libby Gardner Hall throughout the year. This year’s season begins tonight with a performance by the Utah Virtuosi Brass.

This group of musicians from both the Utah Symphony and the U School of Music’s faculty will perform classical works for brass and organ in what promises to be a grand-scale performance.

Utah Virtuosi Brass is led by Robert Baldwin, director of orchestral activities. Baldwin also conducts the Utah Philharmonia and the U Symphony and teaches conducting.

The concert is $25 for adults, $10 for students, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Libby Gardner Box Office one hour before the performance.

This year’s Virtuoso Series will also feature Marc-Andr Hamelin on piano, the vocal ensemble Chanticleer, tenor Gregory Kunde, violinist Leila Josefowicz and jazz musician Ron Carter.

Ryan Perkins