River Falls Brass Biography

River Falls Brass 2013River Falls Brass has a varied and impressive background performing in symphony orchestras, jazz ensembles, Broadway musicals, film and television scores, and a variety of brass chamber ensembles. Members of the River Falls Brass are Tom Barnett, Trumpet; Craig Hara, Trumpet; Melissa Morey, Horn; Rick Gaynor, Trombone; Gary Bird, Tuba.

Ensemble members have performed with many distinguished groups including:

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Rome Festival
  • Puccini Festival
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • New World Symphony

The list of international artists they have performed with includes:

  • Canadian Brass
  • Isaac Stern
  • Doc Severinsen
  • The King’s Singers
  • The Temptations
  • The Moody Blues
  • Lionel Hampton
  • Luciano Pavarotti

Individually, members of River Falls Brass have toured worldwide with performances spanning four continents. They have performed at some of the world’s leading musical venues including:

  • Carnegie Hall
  • Lincoln Center
  • Avery Fisher Hall
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall
  • Abbey Road
  • Barbican Center
  • The Hollywood Bowl

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