Salt River Brass: On the Shoulders of Giants

Join us for our annual series in the Mesa Arts Center’s beautiful Ikeda Theater, led by Music Director Patrick Sheridan. Concerts start at 3:00 p.m. Performances will include:

On the Shoulders of Giants

April 28, 2019


Single tickets, four-ticket flex passes and full season subscriptions are now on sale through the Mesa Arts Center box office at 480.644.6500.

Performances at the Mesa Arts Center are made possible in part by the support of the City of Mesa Department of Arts and Culture through the Creative Economy Fund.

About Salt River Brass Band

Picture 36 brass and percussion virtuosi crafting the upbeat brilliance of a military band, the full-throated sonorities of a symphony orchestra and the warm intimate sounds of a chamber group. This is the Salt River Brass, with the versatility to program everything from light classics and marches to show tunes, folk melodies and jazz standards.

A nonprofit organization founded by its musicians in January 1988, the Salt River Brass has thrilled audiences in the Valley’s finest concert venues and across the state of Arizona. The band and its volunteer musicians are proud to present a six-concert series in the beautiful Mesa Arts Center, regularly featuring outstanding guest soloists, ensembles, conductors and new musical works for our audiences’ enjoyment.


About Patrick Sheridan, Music Director

Patrick Sheridan has worked with the Salt River Brass since 2001 and has been its Music Director for more than a decade. One of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument's history, he has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. He is in high demand as a guest conductor with bands and orchestras across the country. Patrick’s commitment to education is extensive, having served on the music faculties at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The Rotterdam Conservatory, The Royal Northern College of Music, and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Most recently, Patrick served on the music faculty at the UCLA where he conducted the Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble and taught tuba and euphonium. He is the co-author of the world's best-selling method for instrumental improvement, The Breathing Gym, and is the Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments, XO Brass, and Hercules Stands. Patrick is also the Founder of The Band Director Academy, a continuing education program for music educators.


Apr 28, 2019


Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main
Mesa, AZ 85211


3 pm




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