da Capo Brass performs in Valle Crucis

Article Published: Dec. 9, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
da Capo Brass performs in Valle Crucis

The da Capo Brass performs Dec. 12 in Valle Crucis.

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The da Capo Brass, acclaimed professional brass quintet based in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, will present a free holiday concert in the High Country on Sunday, Dec. 12.

The ensemble will deliver well-known Christmas tunes and more in musical styles ranging from classical to jazz and Renaissance to gospel, including a world premiere. For one of the members of da Capo Brass, this concert will be a homecoming.

Mary Pritchett Boudreault, Watauga County native, plays the French horn in the da Capo Brass.

Boudreault attended Cove Creek Elementary and Watauga High School and has gone on to receive multiple degrees in music education and performance. She is the principal horn of the Raleigh Symphony and holds the position of assistant principal horn in the Salisbury Symphony. She is on the faculty at Winston-Salem State University.

Boudreault will be joined by the other four members of the da Capo Brass, trumpeters Luke Boudreault and Steve Sutton, trombonist Paul Pietrowski and tuba player Brent Harvey. The members of da Capo Brass have performed as soloists and in conjunction with professional organizations across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

da Capo is committed to presenting diverse and exciting programs of brass repertoire, often collaborating with composers to create new music for the brass quintet medium.

da Capo Brass will be performing at Valle Crucis United Methodist Church at 3p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12. The church will be celebrating the Christmas season through music and a food drive for local families. Non-perishable food donations welcome.

Additional information on da Capo Brass can be found at http://www.dacapobrass.com.

For more information on Valle Crucis United Methodist Church, call (828) 963-6085.

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