Sounds of jazz, Dixieland and classical

Bay Street Brassworks hails from Baltimore

Bay Street Brassworks hails from Baltimore

November 30, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

A performance tonight by the Bay Street Brassworks kicks off part two of the four-part Hagerstown Community Concert Association series.

The Baltimore-based brass quintet will do a range of jazz, Dixieland and classical music at The Maryland Theatre. The group features a trombone, French horn, tuba and two trumpets. Showtime is 7:30. Individual tickets cost $20.

The association has changed its ticket policy. For the first time, it will sell tickets to individual concerts. Concertgoers can purchase single tickets at the theater the night of the show. Before, people could not purchase single tickets and, instead, had to purchase $40 memberships, much like a season ticket good for the entire series.

Memberships enable concertgoers to attend all of the shows in the Hagerstown series, plus any community concert - a total of 12 - scheduled in Chambersburg, Pa.; Waynesboro, Pa.; Gettysburg, Pa.; and Westminster, Md.; said Joann Fillingham, the association's publicity chairwoman. There is a new $50 family rate for memberships.


Changing the subscription format and booking performers such as Bay Street Brassworks is an attempt to broaden the concert series' core audience, which Fillingham described as "the older generation."

"These guys are great," she said. "They appeal to a broad audience. People out there who like Dixieland jazz."

The Hagerstown Community Concert Association's 2006 season debuted in October with 4Score, a quartet that sang tunes from Broadway and movie musicals. Pianist Alpin Hong is next in the lineup and will perform in January. The season finale in April 2007 will feature The Four Freshman, jazzmen named after a '50s-era quartet.

For more information about the series, call Fillingham, 301-739-7861.

If you go ...

WHAT: Bay Street Brassworks, second concert in the Hagerstown Community Concert Association's annual series

WHEN:7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown

COST: $20 at the door. Season memberships are $15 for students, $40 for adults, and $50 for a family of one adult and children or grandchildren 18 and younger.

MORE: For more information, call Joann Fillingham, 301-739-7861.

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