The Scranton Brass Orchestra to hold 14th Annual Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert Dec. 14

June 19th, 2015 9:15 am

First Posted: 12/8/2014

SCRANTON — Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present its 14th Annual Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert, featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 in the Houlihan-McLean Center.

Attendees are asked to bring a new toy, article of children’s clothing or a monetary donation. The collection will benefit children of local families in need this holiday season through a collaboration with United Neighborhood Center’s Project Hope.

The evening will include performances of a variety of holiday favorites and an audience Christmas caroling sing-along.

The Scranton Brass Orchestra is a professional 27-member ensemble, founded in 2011 by co-directors/conductors Cheryl Y. Boga, director of Performance Music at the university, and Mark Gould, regular collaborators in a variety of musical ventures and venues, both performance and education-oriented. Comprised of professional brass and percussion players and teachers from the region, the ensemble is sponsored and presented by The University of Scranton.

For additional information, call 570-941-7624.