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Modern Brass

  • Boston Sculptors Gallery 486 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA, 02118 United States (map)

The Second Sunday Concert Series at Boston Sculptors Gallery presents a monthly collaboration with Boston area musicians, programmed by Music Director Aaron Jay Myers. The musicians are often inspired by the sculpture on display and perform interactive works in response to it. All events are free and open to the public and donations directly support the musicians.

Modern Brass:
Jason Huffman - trumpets
C. Neil Parsons - bass trombone
Joseph Walker - horn


Modern Brass is a Boston based, New England focused brass chamber ensemble devoted to the music of living composers. Our mission includes commissioning new works, performing recently written masterpieces and discovering neglected great works from the recent past. Jason Huffman is a Boston based composer and trumpet player whose works take inspiration from the interplay of mathematics and the perception of time and sound. He performs regularly with Sound Icon, Equilibrium Ensemble, New England Philharmonic, and the Charles River Wind Ensemble and is a founding member of the Equilibrium Concert Series and Modern Brass. He received a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Trumpet Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in Composition from Boston Conservatory where upon graduation he received the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award. Bass trombonist C. Neil Parsons has been performing for as long as he can remember, appearing in his first professional theatre production at age three. Extensive touring has taken him to 40 states, with performances at major performing arts centers such as the Kennedy Center, residencies at numerous universities, and guest appearances with symphony orchestras, including the Boston Symphony. Beyond his versatility across music, theatre, and dance productions, Parsons is best-known for blending his talents in new hybrid artworks.  Parsons is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he declared an individual major in Interdisciplinary Performance & Education. He holds a Master of Music in Contemporary Classical Music Performancefrom Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His primary teachers include Ray Premru, Tony Baker, Steve Witser, and John Faieta. Joseph Walker has lived and worked in the Boston area since receiving his Masters degree in 2008 from New England Conservatory, where he studied under Richard Mackey.  He continues to play with ensembles throughout the area while working full time at the conservatory, and currently lives in Everett with his wife, son, and two cats.

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