e.HU Faculty Brass Quintet Presents Concert Dec. 13 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church
The New Mexico Highlands University Faculty Brass Quintet will present a chamber music concert Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in our Lady of Sorrows Church, 403 Valencia St., Las Vegas.
The brass quintet includes Edward Harrington, music professor and band director, on trombone; Steve Leger, adjunct music faculty, on trumpet; Greg Tyrone, adjunct music faculty on tuba; Melody Brooks, long-time member of Highlands University musical groups, on French horn; and Ken Mares, a retired band director and NMHU graduate, on trumpet.
The Highlands String Quartet will also perform, with Kristie Ross, history and political science professor, on violin; Monica Ruiz, former adjunct music faculty on violin; Edward Harrington on bass; and E.J. Nelson, Las Vegas musician, on viola.
Harrington said the musical selection for the concert includes Renaissance, baroque and classical music. In addition, the concert will end with some jazz pieces and holiday music.
The concert will benefit the Our Lady of Sorrows Church Organ Restoration Fund, and the Friends of Instrumental Music at New Mexico Highlands University.
“There’s an important need to restore this musical instrument at our Lady of Sorrows,” Harrington said. “This church plays such a big role in Las Vegas’ past and present. We’re glad we can help.”
Harrington said that the Friends of Instrumental Music at NMHU fund goes directly to music students, most of whom are pursuing degrees in music education.
Sponsors for the Dec. 13 concert are the Las Vegas Arts Council, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and New Mexico Highlands University.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 10 and under are free.