(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will kick off its Summer Stars classical music series on Thursday, July 7 with NJ’s own Imperial Brass, in a program entitled “Americans We” at 7:30pm in the Great Auditorium.
Program highlights include: “Midway March” by John Williams; “A Happy Day” by Erik Leidzén, featuring Philip Smith, cornet; “We’ve Only Just Begun” by the Carpenters; “Buglers Holiday” by Leroy Anderson; “Think of Me” by Andrew Lloyd Webber; “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner, featuring Gordon Turk, organ .
Imperial Brass has been delighting audiences around New Jersey for over 30 years. Originally founded as the Rutgers Alumni Brass Band by alumni Steve Dillon and Jon Korzun with arranger Mark Freeh, the band gave its first concert in April of 1991. Since then, Imperial Brass has presented highly entertaining programs that include traditional brass band literature, classical arrangements, popular music and more. Imperial Brass has performed at memorable venues across the state and has also performed at the International Trumpet Guild conference held at Rowan University, the New Jersey Music Educators Association Convention, as well as the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival.
Imperial Brass has worked under the baton of many fine conductors, including Patrick Burns, Brian Bowen, Thomas McCauley, Anthony LaGruth and, currently, Ron Waiksnoris, who has served as Music Director since 2016.
Tickets are $17.50 ($12 for students) and available for purchase online or by calling 732-775-0035. The Great Auditorium is located at Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways in Ocean Grove, NJ. All facilities are handicapped accessible.