Events & Tickets
Beer and Brass
- Gianluca Farina, trumpet
- Morgen Low, trumpet
- Corbin Castro, horn
- Arno Tri Pramudia, trombone
- Andrew Abel, tuba
Explore the notes of taste and sound in this adventurous virtual event hosted by NWS Brass Fellows. From the comfort of your own home, enjoy a recital of brass quintet works paired with different beers by Veza Sur, Wynwood's Latin Craft Brewery and Bar. Performance includes world premiere of an NWS commission by Giancarlo D’addona Castro that is inspired by a craft brew. For local audiences, ticket includes performance stream, selection of beers and a souvenir pint glass (limited quantities). The performance will be followed by a live Q&A session with the performers.
Beer and Brass is an NWS BLUE project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
Ticketholders must be at least 21 years old and present a valid ID at time of beer pick-up.
Stream the Concert + Beer Package: $25
South Florida audiences may purchase the concert + beer package before 12:00 Eastern on Friday, April 16. Ticketholders must pick up their beer and swag bag from Veza Sur (55 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127). Available pick-up times are Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 16 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Ticketholders must be at least 21 years old and present a valid ID at time of beer pick-up. Name on ID must match name on order, or one left in the comments during the check-out process.
Stream the Concert Only: $15
This ticket will provide you with a streaming link for the concert only.
Arranged by W.F. Mills
Tuba Tune from “The Cebell”
BEER PAIRING: SPANGLISH LATIN LAGER
Inspired by our Latin roots, crisp and refreshing, perfect for a hot Miami day.
BEER PAIRING: MANGOLANDIA
Did you ever wake up from the sound of ripe mangos falling on your roof? This bright and sessionable Blonde Ale is Miami Summer in a glass.
Suite for Brass Quintet
Dance of the Marionettes
BEER PAIRING: SOUTH COAST IPA
Love hop aroma, but not that lingering bitterness? This full bodied Miami IPA is for you! This beer has the brilliantly fresh nose of an IPA and is balanced by a full malt backbone. Yo quiero una ya!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Fen Watkin
Ave verum corpus (Hale, true body), K. 618
BEER PAIRING: LA YUMA AMBER LAGER
Very easy drinking, with a malty finish. You won’t want just one!
Giancarlo Castro D'addona
(world premiere of NWS commission)
BEER PAIRING: LULO SOUR
A refreshing sour that surprises with a boost of fruity aromas. It starts fruity-sweet and then turns into a slightly tart and sour finish staying true to Lulo: a Colombian original.
Charlie Rosmarin, drumset
Gianluca Farina is a second-year Trumpet Fellow at the New World Symphony. He holds an artist diploma from The Colburn School, a master’s degree in performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Mr. Farina has made multiple appearances with the Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and has performed side-by-side with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Throughout his time in Los Angeles, he has held principal trumpet positions with the American Youth Symphony and the Young Musicians Foundation's Debut Chamber Orchestra.
During his summers, Mr. Farina has performed with the Pacific Music Festival Academy Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, National Repertory Orchestra under Carl Topilow and National Orchestral Institute and Festival under Richard Scerbo. His principal teachers include Alex Jokipii of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Thomas Rolfs of the Boston Symphony and James Wilt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Morgen Low is a first-year Trumpet Fellow at the New World Symphony. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she was a freelance performer and brass instrument repair technician in the Chicagoland area prior to joining NWS. During this time, she performed as Principal Trumpet of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and held an Associate Membership with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has also made substitute appearances with the Louisville Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In 2019 Ms. Low received a summer fellowship with the Tanglewood Music Center, where her playing was lauded as “an unforgettable display of relaxed timing and dazzling technical mastery” in a review by the Berkshire Edge. Previous summers have been spent attending the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Eastern Music Festival. She is also an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy.
An avid lover of musical theater, Ms. Low has enjoyed playing in the pit for numerous productions in addition to her orchestral engagements. Recent performances include Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, La Cage Au Folles, Company, The Little Mermaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate and Annie.
Ms. Low completed her bachelor of music degree at Oberlin Conservatory under the guidance of Roy Poper. She then earned a master of music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied with David Bilger (The Philadelphia Orchestra), Channing Philbrick (The Lyric Opera), Thomas Rolfs (Boston Symphony), Michael Sachs (The Cleveland Orchestra) and Robert Sullivan (Cincinnati Symphony).
Corbin Castro is a third-year Horn Fellow at the New World Symphony. He has most recently performed as an extra/substitute horn with the Houston Grand Opera and Naples Philharmonic.
Mr. Castro has had the pleasure of spending his summers making music with the Verbier Festival in southern Switzerland, Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. While participating in these ensembles he performed under the direction of artists such as Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
In addition to performing, Mr. Castro proudly maintains a teaching studio where he works with the next generation of performers to find their own passion and reach their full potential. Recently, he performed with the JUMP outreach program in Houston, as part of a wind chamber group that worked with students from schools that lacked funding for music education.
Mr. Castro received his master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with William VerMeulen and a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Michelle Baker. Outside of horn playing, he enjoys experiencing new cultures through international travel and backpacking in national parks.
Arno Tri Pramudia, born in Antwerp (Belgium), is a second-year Trombone Fellow at the New World Symphony. Before moving to Miami Beach, he held an internship position with the Bern Symphony in Switzerland.
Mr. Tri Pramudia has worked with the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian Royal Opera, Netherlands Symphony, North Netherlands Symphony, Biel/Solothurn Theatre Orchestra and Bern Symphony. During his career he has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Lahav Shani, Edo de Waart, Stéphane Denève, Giancarlo Guerrero, Kazushi Ono and Hartmut Haenchen.
As Principal Trombone of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, founded by Claudio Abbado, Mr. Tri Pramudia toured Europe during their Easter Tour 2018, led by Vladimir Jurowski. He was also part of the Gustav Mahler Academy in Bolzano (Italy), National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra Academy.
Besides his orchestral work, Mr. Tri Pramudia is also interested in chamber music. He is part of the Crossbones Trombone Collective: a group of young Belgian trombone players, aiming to promote the trombone through the entire spectrum of musical genres. He performed with various ensembles in the Stift-Festival (the Netherlands), La Folle Journée (Japan) and the Jeju Festival (South-Korea).
Mr. Tri Pramudia performed in concert halls across Europe and Asia, with personal highlights being the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonie de Paris and Oriëntal Arts Centre in Shanghai. Mr. Tri Pramudia completed his bachelor’s degree at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven (Belgium) with Michel Tilkin, and his master’s degree at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland) with Ian Bousfield and Rex Martin.
Besides his occupation as a trombonist, Mr. Tri Pramudia enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends.
Andrew Abel is a second-year Tuba Fellow with the New World Symphony. Prior to becoming a Fellow, Mr. Abel was an active freelance musician on the West Coast. He is a frequent guest with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera; most recently he performed in the 2019 production of Verdi’s La Traviata. In addition, Mr. Abel can be heard on their albums Beijing Harmony (2018) and The Flying Lotus (2017). Outside of the concert hall, Mr. Abel is an active studio musician and has appeared on a variety of soundtracks from blockbuster video game titles such as Destiny and DOTA to television series including the NBC show Community.
In 2014 Mr. Abel performed with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, becoming the youngest person to ever have been awarded the Tanglewood tuba fellowship. He has also spent summers at Music Academy of the West and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mr. Abel received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, where he studied with Christopher Olka of the Seattle Symphony. Last spring, Mr. Abel completed a masters at The Colburn School with Los Angeles Philharmonic tubist, Norman Pearson.
While not performing, Mr. Abel enjoys hiking, road trips, and watching and rooting for University of Washington football.