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NDSU bands, Boston Brass to present premiere composition by Grammy Award winner

The world-renowned Boston Brass is set to return to Fargo Sept. 12-15 for a week-long residency at the NDSU Challey School of Music. Alongside the NDSU Jazz ensemble and Wind Symphony, the Boston Brass is scheduled to present the world premiere of a new composition written by four-time Grammy winner Gordon Goodwin. 

The free concert is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Festival Concert Hall. The Boston Brass will perform the second act following the Jazz Ensemble's opening set. The finale will feature the premiere of Gordon Goodwin's new piece, "Perplexing Times," performed by the NDSU Wind Symphony and the Boston Brass. The NDSU Jazz Ensemble also will perform jazz works of Goodwin, who is among the top composers and arrangers in the California jazz scene.

The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Matt Patnode, while Warren Olfert conducts the Wind Symphony.

Goodwin's Big Phat Band is an 18-piece band founded in 1999 and has recorded 11 studio albums. Goodwin has been nominated for more than 20 Grammy Awards, winning two individually and two with his band. Goodwin also has won three Daytime Emmys for his work with Warner Bros. Cartoon Studio, composing music for the shows Animaniacs and Histeria, among others.

Along with the concert on Tuesday, the Boston Brass also will teach master classes and work closely with Challey School of Music students during their residency.

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