Saskatoon Brass Bands Inc. is hosting the 7th Annual Prairie Music Residency for Brass and Percussion players. The Residency brings a National and International flavour to Saskatchewan by drawing clinicians and performers from Europe and throughout North America. This year they are pleased to welcome guest conductor Tom Davoren (Wales), brass guest soloists Joanna Ross-Hershy (USA), Tom Hutchinson (England), Dean McNeill (Canada), drummer guest jazz artist Sarah Thawer (Canada), and Dr. Andrea Venet (USA) as percussion director and soloist.
Warman is fortunate to be the venue for the Saturday evening brass band concert. This event at the Legends Centre on Saturday, August 10 features internationally acclaimed guest artists Conductor Tom Davoren,Tuba Soloist Joanna Ross-Hersey, and Cornet Soloist Tom Hutchinson.
Tom Davoren is the Associate Conductor/Composer of Fairey Band/Desford Colliery and Associate Lecturer/Director of Bands at University of Salford in England, Joanna Ross-Hersey is President of the International Women’s Brass Conference and Associate Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at the University of North Carolina, USA, and Tom Hutchinson is Principle Cornet of the Cory Band which is the number one ranked brass band in the world for the past 11 years.
The Concert Series (admission by donation):
Thursday August 8, 7 pm
Faculty Recital at Queen’s House Retreat, Chapel
Friday August 9, 10 pm
Jazz night with Sarah Thawer at Louis’ Campus Pub
Saturday August 10, 7 pm
Brass Band Showcase Concert at Legends Centre Theatre in Warman
Sunday August 11, 1 pm
Percussion Gala Concert at Quance Theatre, Education building U of S
Prairie Music Residency is a 5-day course for brass and percussion musicians that draws players of all ages from across North America and beyond. Musicians take part in a series of rehearsals, clinics, masterclasses and other performance opportunities that culminate in two concerts with the guest soloists, conductors and clinicians.
For more information: www.pmresidence.ca