UNLV Alum Reunites with Former Teachers For Boston Brass- Christmas Bells are Swinging' Concert at SUNY Purchase
UNLV horn professor Bill Bernatis and Marketing and PR director (and adjunct horn instructor) Beth Lano are touring with UNLV alum Chris Castellanos and the Boston Brass! Kenton Christmas music in New York! They performed Sunday, December 9 at SUNY Purchase. Boston Brass is an internationally-renowned quintet made up of members Jose Sibaja and Jeff Conner, trumpets; Chris Castellanos, horn; Domingo Pagliuca, trombone; and William Russell, tuba. On the recent New York performances, several of Stan Kenton’s classic Christmas arrangements were performed. The group was augmented with special guests- including New York Philharmonic musicians Joseph Alessi, principal trombone; and George Curran; bass trombone. Fun fact- Chris is a student of both Bill and Beth!
Main Image: Chris Castellanos, Beth Lano and Bill Bernatis.
Right column image: Bernatis, Lano, Castellanos, Alessi, Pagliuzza and Curran.