Potsdam, NY, Nov 10, 2011 — Some of the best brass players in the New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., will take part in "Brass Day" at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam on Sunday. The Principal Brass Quintet's visit will culminate with a concert Sunday night (7:30) in Hosmer Hall.
The Quintet featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer, has hosted annual holiday concerts at Lincoln Center since 1995. They're also a regular encore feature on Philharmonic tours. Todd Moe spoke with principal trumpet, Philip Smith.