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BurgstallerMartignon4 launch concert series

Friday, November 9, 2012

The BurgstallerMartignon4 will perform at Spencer's Old High School Auditorium on Nov. 16.
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Arts on Grand will present the BurgstallerMartignon4 at Spencer's Old High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. This concert will be the first of four being presented this year by Arts on Grand, and is sponsored by State Bank and Insurance.

The New York City-based BM4 -- the BurgstallerMartignon4 -- perform an exciting and inventive hybrid of classical and jazz that has simultaneously ignited the excitement of fans of both genres. Their concerts straddle jazz and classical, inventively and organically combining them while remaining sophisticated and accessible.

BM4's co-leaders are internationally renowned American trumpeter Joe Burgstaller (soloist, Peabody Institute; ex-Canadian Brass & Meridian Arts Ensemble; Juno nominated) and the Colombian-born pianist Hector Martignon (Grammy nominee for his own solo albums in 2009 and 2011; Tony and Oscar nominated; formerly with Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Paul Simon, and Paquito D'Rivera).

This concert event, "Bach's Secret Files," include music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, Fauré, Bolling, Corea, Piazzolla, and Ellington. It is billed as "Classical Music for Jazz Fans, Jazz Music for Classical Lovers."

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. There is a 10 percent discount on advance ticket sales for members of Arts on Grand. Student tickets are available for $5 in advance or at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Arts on Grand at any time prior to the performance.

For more information about this concert or tickets, call 262-4307.

- Other concerts in the series include a second alumni concert, Opera Iowa, and pianist Manon Hutton-DeWys. Season passes are available for $50 for nonmembers and $40 for Arts on Grand members. People who have already purchased individual tickets for the BM4 may "trade up" to a season pass at Arts on Grand or at the door on the evening of the first concert.

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