Southern Stars Symphonic Brass to Feature Playhouse’s Jason Ross in Coming Concert on Feb. 12, 2023

The Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB), a 30-piece professional instrumental music ensemble, is preparing for the second concert of their 15th anniversary season. They kicked off this special anniversary in September by featuring Nashville’s iconic duo of Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor who did not disappoint the audience in addition to the SSSB’s typical “Premium Entertainment” format.

In continuation of this celebratory anniversary season, the SSSB have invited the Cumberland County Playhouse‘s Jason Ross as their featured guest artist. This will be Jason’s 4th appearance with the Southern Stars and his loyal fans will want to be present to experience Jason in a different setting.

Ross He will be narrating the famous Aaron Copland composition “Lincoln Portrait” accompanied by the SSSB. The narration covers snippets of Abraham Lincoln’s famous speeches against a stirring rendition of Civil War perspectives and emotions. Jason will also provide his vocal styling to the classic Bobby Darin hit “Mack the Knife” which gives him the opportunity to sing something in a different genre than typical for him at the Playhouse.

This concert will occur on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3pm (central time) at the 1200-seat auditorium of Stone Memorial HS in Crossville. The theme of this concert is “For the Love of Brass” due to the proximity of Valentines Day and will include the following selections: “Fanfare for Symphony Hall” featuring a brass choir and percussion ensemble; “The Debutante” – cornet solo by TTU trumpet professor – Scott Hagarty; “I’ve Got the World on a String”; Henry Fillmore’s “Klaxon march”; “I’ll Walk With God”; “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” – flugehorn solo by TTU jazz professor – Chris McCormick; “Portrait of Ray Charles” medley; “El Capitan” march by JP Sousa.

Concert sponsors include:
Bed & Biscuit Kennel
Robert and Jaye Emrick, local arts patrons and active supporters
Atlas Real Estate – Tracey Barnes, Owner/Broker
Please support and thank them for their belief in our entertainment value.

The last concert of the season is themed “Brass Go Around the World” and is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 and will also be at Stone Memorial High School auditorium. Besides a variety of well-known music from other nations, the SSSB will feature the premiere performance in Cumberland County of Tchaikovsky’s famous “1812 Overture” with the exciting tolling of bells and canon sounds that have made this a crowd favorite by symphonic orchestras in celebration of the 4th of July.

Tickets are available in advance at the following outlets:
First National Bank of TN branches in Crossville and Fairfield Glade
SDP Financial Planning in the Fairfield Glade Village Mall
Bed & Biscuit Kennel off of Peavine Road,
as well as at the door on the day of the concert.

Adult tickets are $22, students are admitted FREE, and a “Short Season” ticket for admission to both the Feb. and May concert is a special bargain for only $35.

Tickets to the SSSB make great Christmas presents for your friends or family. Come on out and experience the outstanding quality and value that is synonymous with a “Premium Entertainment” concert by the Southern Stars.

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