BrassFest 2018

with The New Chicago Brass
March 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 10:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Music hosts the fourth annual UVA BrassFest on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th, 2018 in Old Cabell Hall in Charlottesville, VA. This two day event includes an Open Rehearsal on Friday 3/16 at 7:30pm, an open chamber group masterclass on Saturday 3/17 at noon and an open rehearsal and play along with students and brass faculty at 2pm on Saturday 3/17.  The 2018 BrassFest culminates with a concert featuring the New Chicago Brass at 8pm on Saturday 3/17.  BrassFest is supported by the Eleanor Shea Music Trust and events are free and open to the public.

Register for BrassFest 2018 (requested but not required)

BrassFest 2018 culminates with a recital featuring the New Chicago Brass.  A fresh take on the classic style, New Chicago Brass (NCB) represents the cutting-edge generation of high-quality brass performance in Chicago. Since its inception in 2012, the ensemble – in various combinations of trumpets, horns, trombones, and tuba – has amazed audiences throughout the Chicagoland area with its resplendent sound and virtuosic playing. Listen to the New Chicago Brass on YouTube

The UVA BrassFest  2018 features the New Chicago Brass along with the UVA brass faculty members Rachel Duncan (trumpet), Nathaniel Lee (trombone), and Katy Ambrose (horn).

Schedule for BrassFest 2018 (register)

EventDay / DateTimePlace 
Open RehearsalFriday 3/16/187:30pm107 Old Cabell 
Open Chamber Group MasterclassSaturday 3/17/1812:00pm107 Old Cabell 
Open Rehearsal with Students / Brass Faculty for Play AlongSaturday 3/17/182:00pm107 Old Cabell 
Recital with the New Chicago BrassSaturday 3/17/188:00pmOld Cabell Hall 

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Road, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
All events are subject to change. 


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176