University of Rochester

EVENT: Brass Choir Presents 'Spooktacular III: Monsters of Rock'

October 14, 2011

WHAT: The University of Rochester's Brass Choir will perform its third annual "Spooktacular" concert of eerie-inspired compositions repurposed for the trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas. The ensemble will evoke a monster-themed evening with songs that include "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult, "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter; and "Poker Face," by Lady Gaga.

Attendees are invited to come in costume, as many of the musicians will be dressed for Halloween.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at Strong Auditorium on the University of Rochester's River Campus. This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

ABOUT THE BRASS CHOIR: The UR Brass Choir, directed by Josef M. Hanson, is a 45-member ensemble made up of undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni representing almost every division of the University of Rochester, including the Hajim School of Engineering and the Eastman School of Music. The ensemble is dedicated to crafting music performances that are a bit out of the ordinary.

PARKING: After 7 p.m., visitors to the River Campus can park for free on most parking lots.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information, contact the Department of Music (585) 273-5157 or