The 17th season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series continues with Presidio Brass performing “Sounds of the Cinema,” a program of film music presented with the hefty dose of wit and family-friendly humor that have become hallmarks of their concerts.
The performance will kick off the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s homecoming weekend on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. General admission tickets for the public are $15 and $10 for students and seniors aged 60 and over.
“This season’s affordable ticket prices are made possible once again through the generous support of our campus and community sponsors. We are thankful to everyone who cares about bringing professional performing artists to Chickasha and who helps make these performances accessible to our community,” said professor of theatre arts and series coordinator Katie Davis.
Formed in 2006, Presidio Brass’ bold combination of brass quintet with piano, percussion, and fresh, original arrangements has captivated audiences the world over. They have performed and provided educational outreach in over 40 countries, conducted masterclasses at many of America’s universities, been featured on National Public Radio, and released four albums of jazz and classical selections.
Inspired by the dedicated music teachers in their schools, Presidio Brass came together with the primary goal of promoting music education and appreciation to young people. When not touring, members of the group perform as freelance artists, teach private lessons, assist with public school music programs, and operate an annual summer camp in San Diego for brass students of all ages.
The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is made possible in-part by support from the Chickasha Public School Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and USAO Foundation. Its mission is to encourage attendance at high-quality performing arts events as an aspect of a liberal arts education, to provide an affordable entertainment resource for our college family and our community, and to become a leader in local arts education by presenting relevant and culturally diverse programming that reflects and broadens the aesthetic of our audiences.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.usao.edu/presidiobrass or call (405) 574-1213.
About University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the state’s only public liberal arts college with approximately 850 students. Its mission is to provide the public with a distinctive and accessible liberal arts and sciences education. Combining an interdisciplinary core curriculum with superior instruction in major fields of study, USAO aims to provide a thorough education that prepares students for meaningful, purposeful lives.