May 28, 2014
Media contact: Amanda Heisey
941-365-5118, ext. 304 [email protected]
The Arts and Cultural Alliance and Downtown Sarasota Alliance presents
The U.S. Army Brass Quintet
Friday, June 6 at Five Points Park, N. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
SARASOTA, FL – The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and Downtown Sarasota Alliance invite the public to attend a special performance by the U.S. Army Brass Quintet as part of Live! from Downtown First Friday Walk. The quintet will perform with Master Sergeant Robert McDonald, baritone, from the U.S. Army Chorus on Friday, May 6 at Five Points Park, N. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.
Since its inception in 1972, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet has gained a reputation as one of the most highly respected and sought after groups of its kind. The ensemble has appeared before audiences and dignitaries in 48 states and 14 foreign countries.
The group’s repertoire includes over 500 selections from all eras and genres of classical and popular music, interactive entertainment, video, and works for children’s concerts. The Brass Quintet’s library also includes historic musical selections from the American Civil War which the ensemble enjoys performing on authentic instruments.
MSG McDonald enjoys a diverse career that crosses many artistic disciplines, including musical theatre, opera, and the concert stage, as well as his jobs as Baritone, Announcer, and Assistant Group Leader for The U.S. Army Chorus. Washington, D.C. An avid sports enthusiast, McDonald is a familiar face to DC hockey fans, as he is a regular National Anthem Singer for the Washington Capitals.
For questions, email [email protected] or call (941) 365-5118 x304.
The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a member-powered organization that serves as an advocate for arts and culture in Sarasota County. Founded in 1986 by a group of committed citizens, the Alliance has administered more than $15 million in grants to area artists and arts organizations. The Alliance works to ensure arts and culture remain essential to the continuing development of a vibrant, creative community. This is achieved through arts advocacy, education and community outreach. For more information about how you can join the Arts and Cultural Alliance please visit our website at www.sarasotaarts.org or call (941) 365-5118, extension 304.
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 300 | Sarasota, FL | 34236
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