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Were seeing a sharp increase in copper thefts simply to sell it for the scrap value.

Police search for thief who stole $5000 in metals from DEC site

The state department of environmental conservation is looking for help in finding the person or people who stole brass and copper tubing, pipes, fittings and other items from a St. Lawrence County petroleum contamination cleanup site.

The DEC discovered last week that someone had broken into buildings at the former Jones and Laughlin Ore Processing site on State Route 3 outside of Newton Falls.  Go to full article
The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet concert is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Hosmer Hall.
The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet concert is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Hosmer Hall.

NY Philharmonic's top brass coming to Potsdam

Some of the best brass players in the New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., will take part in "Brass Day" at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam on Sunday. The Principal Brass Quintet's visit will culminate with a concert Sunday night (7:30) in Hosmer Hall.

The Quintet featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer, has hosted annual holiday concerts at Lincoln Center since 1995. They're also a regular encore feature on Philharmonic tours. Todd Moe spoke with principal trumpet, Philip Smith.  Go to full article
Manotick Brass Ensemble: (l to r) Martin Luce, Christine Hansen, Bob Weaver, Harold Floysvik and Kaz Samujlo.
Manotick Brass Ensemble: (l to r) Martin Luce, Christine Hansen, Bob Weaver, Harold Floysvik and Kaz Samujlo.

Moving the World: Sharing a love of music in Cuba

Although it's just 90 miles from Florida, Cuba maintains closer diplomatic relations with Canada than the United States. Today, about half of Cuba's tourists are sun-starved Canadians.

Tomorrow, a group of Ontario musicians heads to the Caribbean. Members of the Manotick Brass Ensemble, in partnership with a local Cuban church, will visit Cuba for a series of free concerts. The Canadians are also donating musical instruments to a group of students in Cuba.

Lucy Martin spoke with one of the group's founders about the trip. Kazimier Samujlo says Cubans don't need any help when it comes to making music. But, he says, between the U.S. trade embargo and Cuba's own economic woes, it's tough to find decent band instruments.  Go to full article
The recital featuring Ann Ellsworth, Katharine Dain, Ranate Rolfing and Alicia Choi is Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.
The recital featuring Ann Ellsworth, Katharine Dain, Ranate Rolfing and Alicia Choi is Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Preview: Plattsburgh recital features rare horn

A rare brass instrument will be a part of a concert at SUNY Plattsburgh Friday night. SUNY Plattsburgh's Ann Ellsworth and her guests will take the stage for a faculty recital that will feature music by Mozart, Wagenseil, Eberlin and others. Ellsworth owns one of only eight soprano horns in the world. It's a rare instrument made by German horn maker Alexander Mainz. She told Todd Moe that it was designed specifically for playing the extremely high register found in certain Bach cantatas.  Go to full article

Brass music for the joy of it

Five brass players, all with connections to the Crane School of Music, got together last spring to share their love of all things brass: tuba, trumpet, trombone and French horn. The Riverside Quintet will give a concert at the Potsdam Presbyterian Church this Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. All proceeds for the concert will benefit the Potsdam Humane Society. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article
The Potsdam Brass Quintet
The Potsdam Brass Quintet

Preview: Potsdam Brass Quintet celebrates 40th anniversary

This is a big weekend for brass music at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam. The Potsdam Brass Quintet celebrates its 40th anniversary with concerts and clinics featuring former and current members of the group. The ensemble is made up of two trumpets, a French horn, trombone and tuba. It's one of the oldest chamber brass ensembles in the country. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article
The Canadian Brass
The Canadian Brass

Preview: Canadian Brass in Potsdam

NCPR is media sponsor for a concert by Canadian Brass at SUNY Potsdam, Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Todd Moe talks with Canadian Brass co-founder and tuba player Chuck Daellenbach.  Go to full article
Potsdam Brass Quintet: John Ellis, Trumpet; James Madeja, Trumpet, Kelly Drifmeyer, Horn; Mark Hartman, Trombone; Charles Guy, Tuba
Potsdam Brass Quintet: John Ellis, Trumpet; James Madeja, Trumpet, Kelly Drifmeyer, Horn; Mark Hartman, Trombone; Charles Guy, Tuba

Preview: Holiday Brass

The Potsdam Brass Quintet and Laura Toland, organist and choral director at the First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, will give a concert Friday night (7:30) featuring arrangements by Arthur Frackenpohl and other Holiday favorites. We preview the concert with members of the quintet.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Norwood Brass Firemen, Community Brass Band

The Volunteer Fire Department Band of Norwood (more familiar to many as the Norwood Brass Firemen) dates back to the late nineteenth century. Varying over the years from eight to twenty four members, they have played at everything from local celebrations to presidential inaugurations and the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.  Go to full article

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