Borealis Brass calls itself America’s Arctic Brass Ensemble. The members are classical musicians, composers and professors who hail from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. They include Dr. Karen Gustafson on trumpet, Jane Aspnes on horn, and Dr. James Bicigo on trombone. They’ve performed around North America, Europe and Asia. This week, they’re playing Petersburg for the Little Norway Festival courtesy of the Petersburg Arts Council. They’ll be joined by their student, Petersburg High School Graduate Campbell Longworth, on trumpet.
Gustafson and Bicigo played a couple duets during an interview with KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein yesterday:
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Borealis Brass will give a mini-concert at noon Thursday in the Borough Assembly Chambers. We also heard from their student, Campbell Longworth, who will be performing with them. The Quintet’s full concert is at 7 pm Friday at the Lutheran Church Holy Cross House. The performance is sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council.