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Lakes Area Concert Association concert series kicks off Tuesday

Lakes Area Concert Association kicks off Tuesday

The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd, to kick off the Lakes Area Concert Association.

According to the band’s website, the group is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. The group is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. A veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, members of the group have appeared on the world’s most prominent stages and performed with such groups as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Baltimore Symphony, the São Paolo State Symphony Orchestra, the Imani Winds, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass and Boston Brass. The group burst onto the music scene with a debut performance in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall, a residency for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and a special feature on the National Public Radio show, “All Things Considered.”

Tickets for the 2012-13 concert series will be sold Tuesday at the concert. Association membership tickets for the series includes concerts in Brainerd, Sauk Centre, Alexandria, Wadena and Park Rapids.

For more information on the concert series or tickets, call Betty Alderman at 829-3379 or Curt Nielsen at 829-4901 or online at

Other concerts in the series include: Cahal Dunne, an Irish entertainer/pianist/singer, Oct. 29; Intersection, sounds of a violin, cello and piano trio, March 5; New Odyssey: 3 Guys & 30 Instruments, April 4; and Two on Tap, a musical theater performance, May 6.

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