The IUP Lively Arts Ovations series will be presenting the River
City Brass Ensemble for one night only on Friday, February 7, at 8:00 p.m. Their
performance, “Brasstacular” will take place on the campus of Indiana University
of Pennsylvania in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center.
Founded in 1981 by the
late Robert Bernat (conductor and music director 1981–94), the River City
Brass was the first professional concert band to be established in the United States
in over 25 years. Today, River City Brass performs a 35-concert series in
Western Pennsylvania under the skillful baton of James Gourlay.
Often called the
“Boston Pops - In Brass,” River City Brass won the 2018 Readers’ Choice Gold
Award for Family Entertainment from Trib Total Media. The concert will include
a bit of Broadway and the hits of Hollywood. Also joining the River City Brass on select numbers will be students
from the IUP Brass Ensemble (directed by Christian Dickinson).
Tickets for this event
are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website
or by calling the ticket
hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts
Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at
the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $24
for regular admission, $20 for seniors/I-Card/military, and $12 for students
and children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to
5:00 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office
is closed for university holidays. For more information on this and other
events as well as group tickets within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787
(ARTS) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ovations series is
funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships,
grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program
of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and