Five incredible musicians of Broadway and of the iconic and award-winning Manhattan Brass will perform a free youth concert, “Blast off with Brass” – an educational music program designed to engage young audiences about the basic elements of music. These programs have received national attention (CNN, NPR’s ‘Performance Today’) and have been presented to literally hundreds of thousands of students spanning the entire United States. These programs are fully interactive with the students from the very first note, and take them on a journey through music, history, and perception. In addition, the quintet makes time at the end of their program for questions from the students and invites them to come to the stage and touch the instruments, themselves. This concert is presented by the all Broadway musician chamber series, Broadway Chamber Players.
Broadway Chamber Players comprises the finest instrumentalists, composers, and conductors across classical, jazz, and new-music fields, unified by one common thread—we all perform on Broadway. BCP seeks to continue Broadway’s great tradition of live music by bringing its musicians from the pit to the stage, further enriching the Theater District concert scene by programming diverse chamber-music concerts and providing a fresh approach to hearing some of New York City’s finest musicians in an intimate setting.