Calliope Brass

3:00pm, February 24, 2018

The uptown brass ensemble Calliope presents an afternoon of contemporary American music written by New York-based female composers. The concert is sponsored by New York Women Composers.

Free. Young listeners welcome!

Rebecca Steinberg, Trumpet
Kate Umble Smucker, Trumpet
Erin A. Paul, Horn
Sara Mayo, Trombone
Jen Hinkle, Bass Trombone


Jennifer Castellano*: View from the Rocky Mountains

Faye-Ellen Silverman*: Kalends

Jan Koetsier: Brass Quintet, Op. 65

Dana Wilson: Daylight at Midnight

Alyssa Reit*: American Songs


This concert is supported by a Seed Money Grant from New York Women Composers.
*Member of New York Women Composers


About the Artists

New York-based quintet Calliope Brass performs repertoire ranging from jazz to classical, pops to swing, and everything in between. Since its inception in 2015, the ensemble has been inspired by the power of storytelling through music, performing in a variety of settings from national parks to children’s theaters. Concert audiences enjoy exciting programming, often showcasing newly commissioned works and original arrangements.

Calliope’s signature educational program “What’s Your Story?” is an interactive performance experience for students grades K-6, focusing on music as a vehicle for storytelling. The group is collaborating with Sesame Street puppeteer Leslie Cararra-Rudolph to create a puppet narrator for the show debuting February 2018.

Calliope is committed to excellence in performance and educational initiatives, in order to further the role of women brass musicians as both artists and teachers. Members are versatile musicians found playing in Broadway pits, major symphony orchestras, the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, mainstage acts including Adele, Pink Martini, and Andrea Bocelli, and sharing their artistry in schools nationwide.

This performance is underwritten with support the New York Women Composer’s Performance Grant. 



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Concert Location:

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 West 181st Street
New York, NY, 10033

The concert will last approximately 1 hour.