The Sierra Brass Quintet, founded in 2019 and comprised of faculty members from the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music, will perform on Saturday, June 11 at the fairgrounds. Their performances are filled with the artistic range of genres and styles stemming from baroque and classical to improvised jazz and popular arrangements. During the school year they can be found performing for educational programs throughout the Pacific Northwest, and during the summer, recording on stages such as the state-of-the-art Hall Recital Hall in the new University Arts Building. Members have performed and toured with such musicians and ensembles as the National Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Collective, Paquita D’Rivera, the Alias Brass Company, and the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.
The group is made up of trumpeters Jonathan Bhatia and Joshua Reed, Natalie Brooke Higgins on horn, Jim Albrecht on trombone and Russ Dickman on tuba. They will be performing diverse selections from the likes of Aaron Copland to Randy Newman, as well as classical pieces and contemporary film music. All concerts begin at 7pm and tickets are $20 per performance. They can be purchased at the door, at the Fair Office or on-line. Tickets that were purchased for last year’s postponed concerts will be honored at these performances. For more details about the PSCF Foundation or the Popsapalooza Concert Series, visit www.plumas-sierracountfair.net.