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New format...new venue!

The Nielsen Concert Series returns for the 2015-16 season with a new format and a new venue! The new series is composed of two events, with evening concerts open to all and afternoon master classes and brief performances in various metro-area schools. Our mission is broader and more encompassing, with a goal of bringing the joy of serious music not just to Grand View students and the community but also to younger students who may carry that joy with them for a long time to come.

Concerts will be held in Grand View's new Student Center, in the Speed Lyceum, a space specifically designed for musical performances and named after Robert Speed, donor and long-time music professor at Grand View until his retirement in 1996.  Tickets are $20, to help defray the costs of the ensemble. (Faculty, staff and students attend free.)

Donations are appreciated.

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Speed Lyceum, Grand View University
No Ticket Charge

Airlifter Brass is the Brass Quintet of The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba plus percussion, the ensemble is known for their versatility and outstanding musicianship.

A component group of the Band of Mid-America, their performance repertoire spans five centuries, from the glorious antiphonal sounds of the Renaissance to the rich diversity of American musical styles. Whether a military march, jazz standard, or an original arrangement of patriotic favorites each Airlifter Brass program is thoughtfully planned for a blend of inspiration and entertainment. Their repertoire has universal appeal and includes special programming for younger audiences. This ensemble not only performs in concert halls and civic events but also adds a distinctive presence to official military ceremonies and events of state.

These six gifted players proudly represent the skill and professionalism of the United States Air Force as musical ambassadors before military and civilian audiences throughout the band's ten-state area of responsibility.

While there is no charge for this performance, donations are much appreciated.