Advent Brass and Percussion
The final Advent program featured the Lancaster Symphony Brass Ensemble in a program of light classics and traditional Chrismas carols. Trumpeters Luis Engelke and S. Craig Taylor, Paul Rosenberg on French horn, trombonist David Sciannella, tubist Matthew K. Brown and percussionist Tom Blanchard, brought a grand and sparkling finale to the program series. Interspersed with music, the performers enlightened the audience on features of the compositions, such as the Brazilian origins of Suite Recife. Tom Blanchard demonstrated some of the vast array of percussion instruments, including sticks for a large drum. The evening concluded with audience members and performers enjoying conversation and refeshments.