Wednesday, April 16, join the Sunshine Brass at Gibsons Public Art Gallery for a springtime-light concert, starting at 2:30 p.m. Admission is by donation (suggested: $5 per person). Featuring a bit of Beethoven, a batch of Berlioz, a smattering of Mozart, Holst and Tchaikovsky, the ensemble will round off the afternoon with some traditional Irish and Welsh tunes, spirituals, and a razz-ma-tazz turn-of-the-last-century trombone feature. John Frederickson, the Sunshine Brass leader, notes that “The group’s repetoire is blatently eclectic which makes it a lot of fun.” This will be the group’s third appearance at GPAG. Concert proceeds will benefit the gallery and the Food Bank.
Founded about 10 years ago, the Sunshine Brass features some of the Coast’s best brass players: John Frederickson and Paul Pedlar on trumpet; Bill Wishlow on trombone; Peter Thompson on tuba; and Danielle Stephens on French horn. Stephens also plays in the Coast Symphony Orchestra; the rest of the troupe performs with the Suncoast Concert Band.