Reviews

El Paso Times 12/13/97
Symphony, El Paso Brass pay tribute to holiday The spirit of the season is off to an exciting start with the first of two holiday concerts by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. ...The orchestra's featured guest artists, the El Paso Brass, punctuated the familiar and not-so-familiar tunes and added a distinct touch of class with their brass. ...The quintet consists of trunpeters Sam Trimble and Kenneth Capshaw, hornist Richard Lambrecht, tall trombonist Jan Zubek and tuba artist James Shearer. One of the most pleasant surprises of the night was a Bob Lethermon arrangement of "A Spanish Carol." The blend of Trimble and Capshaw was almost too smooth to be true as their searing tones cut through the theater's air in perfect mariachi-like harmony. The selection of short pieces continued with Bach's "My Spirit Be Joyful" and Wilke-Lethermon's "Dance," but the real jewels of the night were Grainger's "Sussex Mummers Carol" and selections from Tchaikovsky's beloved "Nutcracker Suite."


THE EL PASO TIMES:
The most consistently outstanding performance came from the El Paso Brass. Musical values were excellent in the fresh, original arrangements. It was clear this group spent a lot of time together, creating ways to make their performance dynamic.


THE EL PASO HERALD-POST

The El Paso Brass is one of the best things El Paso has going for it in terms of Music.

They are PURELY EXCELLENT!!!!


THE CHRONICLE

The El Paso Brass is one of the finest ensembles I've witnessed - EVER!
With a program varied and entertaining, they made me "Glad to be there."