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About the NYSB

Photo The New York Symphonic Brass launched its career in 2003 with a highly acclaimed recital at St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University in New York City.

Members of New York Symphonic Brass perform regularly with the finest ensembles in New York City, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

They have also occupied chairs in the orchestras of some of the biggest hits on Broadway, including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, and Billy Elliot.

The ensemble prides itself on performing and recording original arrangements and new works. They are extremely excited to be currently collaborating with composers Tetsuro Hoshii and Ian Ng on two brilliant new Brass Quintets, written for the ensemble.

New York Symphonic Brass is in residence at the First Presbyterian Church (the Fish Church), an architectural landmark, in Stamford, Connecticut, where they have performed numerous recitals, concerts, and services. For twenty-three years, they have performed an annual, highly popular Christmas program with added brass, percussion and organ, one of the highlights of their year.

They are also in residence at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York City, where they perform with visiting artists and for live telecasts of Christmas and Easter services. They have also performed on the Concert Series at the Cathedral, most recently in 2012, with guest artist David Krauss, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

NYSB has toured Japan and Taiwan on numerous occasions. While in Japan, the group performed and recorded a private concert for the President of Panasonic at Studio Presto in the Panasonic Corporation's Yokohama Headquarters to aid in the development and design of future Panasonic products.

New York Symphonic Brass has recorded two acclaimed albums. Their premiere recording features the quintet alone and their second CD, Fish Church Noel, includes many of the original arrangements for ten part brass ensemble, percussion, and organ performed on their Fish Church Christmas Concerts.

The ensemble's members are also committed teachers and clinicians, having given many master classes and lessons throughout the United States.

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