The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, directed by James T. Spencer, is presenting a free patriotic concert on Tuesday, July 3, at 8 p.m. at Emerson Park (6914 East Lake Road) in Auburn, N.Y. The concert is hosted by Bruce Paulsen, on-air announcer for WCNY radio, and features guest soprano Laura Enslin. The evening concludes with a brilliant fireworks display. For more information, call 315-443-3403 or visit Friends of SUBE on Facebook.
SUBE is administered by SU's College of Arts and Sciences.
"We love performing in Auburn," says Spencer, also an SU Meredith Professor and a College associate dean. "The audiences are always so warm and appreciative. Plus, I can't think of a better setting for an outdoor concert than by the shores of Lake Owasco in Auburn."
The program features many family favorites, including music from Walt Disney, James Bond, and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," as well as Wagner's "Twilight of the Gods," Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment," Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," and much more.
SUBE features professional, amateur and student musicians from throughout Central New York. In addition to performing at official SU functions, SUBE presents more than a dozen public concerts a year, including the award-winning “Holidays at Hendricks,” which is broadcast on WCNY TV and radio throughout New York state and southern Canada. Distinguished composers from whom SUBE has commissioned music include Robert Ward, Arthur Frackenpohl, and Joseph Downing. DVDs of the ensemble are available at the SU Bookstore.