• Holiday Concert

    We never seem to tire of these wonderful classics… Come join us! Bring someone with you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! General Admission (in advance) $15 DMS Members: login for 33% discount For more information, visit https://mydms.me/event-4782377

  • Holiday Concert

    We never seem to tire of these wonderful classics… Come join us! Bring someone with you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! General Admission (in advance) $15 DMS Members: login for 33% discount For more info visit https://mydms.me/event-4429602

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides walk or canter - they struggle at a trot.
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    The Speed of a Sleigh Ride

    Although audiences seem to love it, many performers question why I like to conduct Leroy Anderson’s holiday piece “Sleigh Ride” so darn quickly. Here’s why: Audiences love it. Well, actually, there’s more to it than that. Usually, when I get to select my own holiday music programs, I often use Sleigh Ride as an encore piece. After all, we all want our audiences to leave a concert full of upbeat energy, wanting more, talking to each other about the wonderful time they just had, and telling others to attend next time. But I’ve also done my research.

  • Stephen P Brown composes a Bass Clarinet Concerto
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    A sample of the new concerto

      My next composition isn’t quite ready yet. But I really like it and want to share it with you NOW. So, there’s a sample below! It may seem my 7 year #PsalmQuest has been on hiatus and maybe you even thought I’d given up already. Well, I was ahead of schedule so after all the Christmas performances I did take some time off over Christmas and New Year to visit lots of people up and down East Coast USA, and then I embarked on my long-awaited Concerto for Bass Clarinet and strings. It’s almost ready and we all have to be thankful to Calvin Falwell and Diana Hessinger for…