Friday, March 7, 2014



State Theatre and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts present

Rutgers Latin Knights
Boston Brass and Rutgers Symphony Band

Darryl Bott, conductor

WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 PM
WHERE: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: $25, $20, $15
Ticket Office: 732.246.SHOW (7469)
The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturday, 1 PM to 5 PM; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified.
For information on group outings and discounts, call 732.247.7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

“Boston Brass is known worldwide and have performed in venues around the world,” says Darryl Bott, conductor of the Rutgers Symphony Band. “For our students, the chance to play with them is extraordinary. And then to bring this event to our hometown, to this wonderful venue, well, it’s a special night for them. Think of what’s been at the State Theatre before! I’m excited.”

Boston Brass
For 27 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun.

Through over 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles. They have performed in 49 states and 30 countries and have conducted master classes around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Julliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and Mahidol University in Bangkok. 

2011 marked the 25th Anniversary of Boston Brass and was celebrated with the “25 Fanfares Project,” wherein 25 fanfares were premiered by composers from all over the country.  Boston Brass also premiered a new major commission by noted wind ensemble composer Brian Balmages and new arrangements by the legendary Sam Pilafian. Additionally, Boston Brass was very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate in the 2010/2011 season with the fabulous Imani Winds in a program entitled “Sketches of Spain,” featuring the music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans. In the 2012/2013 season the quintet began touring their “Notes from the Balcony” program with the Enso String Quartet. The program features music based on Romeo and Juliet.

Rutgers Symphony Band, founded in 2000, performs both standard and contemporary literature from the wind-band repertoire. The group comprises both music and non-music majors at the school and presents at least one concert each semester. Darryl J. Bott, deputy director of the Music Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, conducts.

State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.