In April of 2017 BRASS ROOTS TRIO appeared in our A Festival of Music series – we are delighted to welcome them back to First Presbyterian Church! With trumpet, French horn and piano, this trio creates symphonic sounds making three instruments sound like a small orchestra. Instrumental virtuosity plus a brilliant operatic tenor thrill the audience.
Their lively program “American Impressions” is a musical travelogue that takes the listener from the Old West to New York with music ranging from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo” to Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” The trio brings to life memories of the Mississippi River boats and musical legends that they carried from New Orleans, the southern gospel revivals and the haunting beauty of the Native American Flute. “American Impressions” is a heartwarming program that will stir the emotions.
Now in its 14th season of concerts, BRASS ROOTS TRIO has played to standing ovations and rave reviews in every corner of the US and UK, including a performance at the White House in 2009.
Travis Heath (trumpet & flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French horn, Native American Flute & vocalist) and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (piano) infuse their music with passion and exuberant energy, and their warmhearted presentation establishes an immediate connection with the audience. Exhilarating performances and imaginative programming have established BRASS ROOTS TRIO as one of the most compelling ensembles of the 21st century.