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Boston Brass in Concert

February 1 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Jeff Conner, Trumpet

Jeff Conner is the only original member of Boston Brass. He founded the group with some fellow Boston musicians while a student at Boston University and has engineered the meteoric rise of this ensemble’s fame in the world of popular chamber music.

Jose Sibaja, Trumpet

Jose brings an incredible level of artistry, humor and personality to Boston Brass. A native of Costa Rica, he studied at the New World School of the Arts and at the University of Miami in Gilbert Johnson’s studio.

Chris Castellanos, French Horn

A lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Chris Castellanos received his formal education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chris is a former member of the Dallas Brass and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, with whom he has also been a soloist. In addition Chris has shared the stage many times with the Utah Symphony.

Domingo Pagliuca, Trombone

A native of Venezuela, trombonist Domingo Pagliuca has performed as Associate Principal Trombonist of the Orquesta Sinfonica Venezuela for thirteen years and also served as a member of the Artistic Committee. Among his teaching positions, he was trombone professor of the Simon Bolivar Music Conservatory, as well as trombone professor of “EL SISTEMA,” the Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela’s musical and orchestral program.

Sam Pilafian, Tuba

Pilafian was named Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 1996 and is perhaps best known as a founding member of the internationally renowned Empire Brass Quintet. Versatile in both classical and jazz realms, Pilafian has recorded and performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, and Pink Floyd. He is an arranger, composer and recording producer and is the coauthor of the best selling pedagogy texts “Breathing Gym” and “Brass Gym.”

“To say the performers are spectacular and technical musical wizards is an understatement. Whether solo, combos … the effect was dizzying and dazzling.”

Boston Brass performs live on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm in the Cox Auditorium. Tickets are $25 available online, by phone or in person at the box office.


February 1
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Dixie State University Cox Auditorium
225 S. University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770 United States
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