Brass concert Friday, February 21

Brass concert at Batavia Armory Friday, Feb. 21

The Mt. Auburn Brass Fellowship will return to Batavia for a concert the evening of Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will be at the Batavia Armory Town Hall, 65 N. Second St., Batavia. The Evergreen Center for Nature, Arts, and Music is sponsoring the event.

Founded in 1994 and sponsored by the Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, the Brass Fellowship brings together student, amateur and professional musicians from Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Members come from many vocations, and all share a passion for music. The Brass Fellowship draws on the rich literature of 400 years of brass choir, presenting it at highest level of musicianship.

The playbill for the concert is:
Fanfaria Castellana, by Ewazen
Nessun Dorma, by Puccini
Egmont Ouverture, by Beethoven
Ite Missa Est, by Balmages
Sonata Hora Decima, by Pezel
Nocturne, by Chopin
A Hero Rises, by Macy
Stars & Stripes Forever, by Sousa

Professor Gary L. Johnston, conductor of the Brass Fellowship, is a retired member of the faculty at Northern Kentucky University, where he taught electronic and computer music technology, orchestration and music appreciation. He is a trombonist and former president of the board of the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, and he has performed as trombonist with the Clermont Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, the Sounds of Sousa Band, the Nashville and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, Northern Kentucky Symphony and Brighton Brass Band. His advanced work includes conducting study with the late Thomas Shippers. Mr. Johnston is an active composer and arranger.

Information about the Evergreen Center, the concert series, and donation opportunities is available from Angelo Santoro at, or at the Center’s address.€