Horns Aplenty Brass Festival

All events will take place at Georgian Shores United Church, 997 4th Avenue E., Owen Sound



Friday, April 24    7:30 pm


The Don E. Johnson Brass Ensemble


Some of Grey/Bruce’s finest brass musicians unite under the baton of Don Johnson, Canadian brass music icon, for a tour de force performance of compositions by Howard Cable, Gerald Bales, Richard Strauss, Paul Dukas and Edward Elgar.


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Saturday, April 25    2 pm


Open Clinic for Students and Community Musicians


Observers are welcome to attend this educational opportunity for local musicians, facilitated by experienced coaches and workshop leaders True North Brass.



Saturday, April 25    7:30 pm


True North Brass


This outstanding brass ensemble impressed audiences last year with their fine musicianship, presentation of less familiar pieces from the brass repertoire, and exciting brass arrangements of more well-known works.  This year, they will be performing a programme which includes selections by well-known Canadian composer and conductor Howard Cable (Ontario Pictures), Republic of Doyle composer Jim McGrath (Three Miniatures), True North Brass tubist J. Scott Irvine (Meditations on a Huron Carol), and Gary Kulesha (Divertimento for Brass Quintet).  Work by Alastair Kay, a member of True North Brass who has also played for many years with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, will also be performed.

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