Scranton Brass Orchestra to perform Jan. 14 at The University of Scranton


SCRANTON — The Scranton Brass Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 in the Houlihan-McLean Center at The University of Scranton. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

The diverse program for the concert includes Malaguena, Guantanamera, Girl from Ipanema, Riverdance, Be Thou My Vision, Funiculi Funicula, Finlandia, Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances, Rimsky Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles and Dvorak’s Song to The Moon (from “Rusalka”).

The Scranton Brass Orchestra is under the direction of co-founder Cheryl Y. Boga and is presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. Now in its seventh season, it is a fully professional 26-member ensemble comprised of brass and percussion players/teachers from the region. The group’s performances are free of charge and open to the public, and have often featured nationally and internationally acclaimed guests. The group made its debut before hundreds of audience members in June 2011.

Scranton Brass Orchestra members for this concert, the instrument they play, and their towns are as follows: Eb Trumpet/Cornet & Piccolo Trumpet: Jesse Morvan, (Dalton); Bb Trumpet/Cornet: Carl Achhammer (Sugar Notch), John Carey (Wilkes- Barre), Joe Devizia (Larksville), Ken Luckey (Albrightsville), Sean Mason (Tunkhannock), Christopher Newman, M.D. (Breinigsville), William Rennekamp (Lake Ariel), Matthew Wren (Scranton); Flugelhorn: Jeff Leas (Shavertown); Horns: Justin Ambrozia (Scranton), Megan Wilski-Schneider (Forty-Fort), Kristen Yarmey (Scranton); Trombones: Malcolm Viney (Pocono Summit), Phil Ioanna (Nanticoke) and Geoff Speicher (Archbald); Baritone/Euphonium: Ryan Berry (Archbald), Conor Flynn (Dunmore), Wayne Smith (Elmhurst), Chris Wilski (Pringle); Tuba: Steve Lakawicz (Philadelphia), Ryan Lamoreux (Freeland), James Vasky (South Abington); Percussion: Magdalyn Boga (Scranton), and Frank Torquato (Scranton).