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The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

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Sunday, November 17 at 3pm
Smith Opera House
Geneva Concerts

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass comes to town on Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.

Presented by Geneva Concerts, the concert will take place at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva. There will be a Pre-Concert Talk at 2:00 p.m. in the theater. All ticket holders are invited to attend.

With virtuosity, quality, and personality, this ensemble of virtuoso brass players will perform an eclectic program ranging from J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctus IX to Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, with John Philip Sousa and Harry James along for the ride.

Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

A veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, associate artists 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, Dallas 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.”

In recent years the group has been invited to perform in major music halls around the world including China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, and several prominent halls in Brazil and Italy.

RMPBB 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.



Single ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $10 for full-time college students with I.D. Children through grade 12 are always admitted FREE thanks to our Sponsor-a-Student program. Tickets are available online at, at The Smith Opera House and Stomping Grounds in Geneva, Mobile Music in Canandaigua, The Copy Shop in Seneca Falls, Longs’ Cards & Books in Penn Yan, and at the door. Seating is general admission.

The afternoon of the concert, Geneva Concerts volunteers will be available at the entrance to the theater to assist patrons with mobility problems. Drivers can bring passengers to the front door. We will help them from the car and into the front lobby where seating will be available until the driver parks and arrives with the tickets.

Geneva On The Lake is offering a special prix fixe dinner for concert-goers. Patrons will be able to select three courses from the regular menu with a glass of wine for $49 (plus tax and gratuity): one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert (the flaming desserts are not included). Seating is at 5:15 p.m. Diners will be asked to present that day’s ticket or a receipt showing purchase. Reservations are required. Please call 315-789-7190.

Geneva Concerts has brought live music and dance to the community since the 1940s, especially encouraging young people to attend through the Sponsor-A-Student program and educational outreach programs brought to the schools.

For more information, visit Contact Geneva Concerts at (315) 789-7716 or

This engagement of The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This concert is made possible, in part, by generous underwriting from the Williams Family Foundation, by a continuing subscription from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the contributions of the supporters of Geneva Concerts.


Tickets:$30-$35, $10 college students, Free K-12 and HWS students