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October 22, 2019

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Trombones featured at UNLV concert

The 24th annual "76 Trombones 4 Concert" will be held at at 2 p.m. Sunday at UNLV's Artemus Ham Concert Hall.

Host Cork Proctor says the concerts have raised more than $100,000 for musical scholarships.

This year's guest jazz artist will be trombonist Andy Hunter, a New York-based musician who regularly tours internationally and performs with such elite Manhattan big bands as the Charlie Mingus Orchestra.

Hunter will perform as soloist on a Rob Pronk big band chart, "Chinatown, My Chinatown," originally penned for Carl Fontana and transcribed for trombones by Ken Hanlon, as well as a featured number with the rhythm section.

The guest classical artist will be Maciej Pietraszko who will perform Alexandre Guilmant's Morceau Symphonique, as well as conduct the ensemble in a medley from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story," arranged by Connie Atkinson.

Pietraszko is a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra and former principal trombonist with the New World Symphony in Miami.

The program includes such standards as "Cherokee," "Indiana," "Sweet Georgia Brown," and "76 Trombones." Other featured numbers include the theme from the movie "The Alamo": "The Green Leaves of Summer;" the great Duke Ellington instrumental by Juan Tizol Caravan; the trombone classic "Lassus Trombone" and one of Carlos Jobim's most popular bossa novas "The Girl from Ipanema."

Admission to the concert is $10 general admission and $5 for seniors, students and military if purchased in advance. On the day of the concert, general admission will be $12 and seniors, students and military will be $7. Tickets can be reserved by calling the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office: 895-2787.

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