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New York Brass Arts Trio performs Tuesday at WVU

New York Brass Arts Trio

The New York Brass Arts Trio will visit West Virginia University on Tuesday, Oct. 29 as part of the College of Creative Arts Curiosity Series and Canady Series.

Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, french hornist David Jolley and trombonist Haim Avitsur have forged together classical, light classical and classical/jazz masterworks of all eras and adapted them in unique and innovative instrumentation.

The members of the trio each bring great experience to the table. Burgstaller is a former featured trumpeter and arranger with the legendary Canadian Brass, has performed with many notable orchestras, and has recording credentials that include solo CDs, three Top-10 Billboard hits, and a Top-50 JazzRadio hit. Jolley is the pre-eminent horn soloist of his generation, performing as a soloist with major orchestras, collaborating with major string quartets and is a founding member of the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Avitsur is the only trombonist named a 2005 and 2007 Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine and has premiered over eighty compositions.

The New York Brass Arts Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at WVU Box Offices or by visiting Senior, student and child discounts are available.

The Curiosity Series is a sampling of the diverse art events that happen in WVU’s College of Creative Arts each year. These events feature students, faculty and internationally acclaimed guest artists hosted by the School of Art & Design, School of Music and School of Theatre & Dance. Exhibitions at the Art Museum of WVU feature artists from West Virginia and around the world. For more information, visit