Events & Tickets
BEER AND BRASS
New World Center, SunTrust Pavilion
- Aaron Ney, trumpet
- Steven Franklin, trumpet
- Corbin Castro, horn
- Arno Tri Pramudia, trombone
- Evan Zegiel, tuba
Explore the notes of taste and sound in this adventurous evening hosted by five NWS Brass Fellows. Beer and Brass will feature a recital of brass quintet works by Shostakovich, NWS’s own Michael Tilson Thomas and original works by two of the performers. This set of fanfares and jazzy beats will be paired with five different beers by Veza Sur, Wynwood's Latin Craft Brewery and Bar. Ticket includes a souvenir pint glass.
Ticketholders must be at least 21 years old and present a valid ID at the door.
About the Project
New World Fanfare
(2018; world premiere of NWS commission)
Arranged by Karl Kramer
Dances from Terpsichore
Ballet des Coqs
BEER PAIRING: ARROZ CON MANGO
What happens when you brew with rice flakes, mango, ginger and habanero? Our Cuban friends would call that un Arroz con Mango. Try this aromatic Strong Ale with a warming aftertaste.
Arranged by Johannes C. Schott
Jazz Suite No. 1
BEER PAIRING: NO RESERVATIONS MIAMI 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!
Three Romances for Brass Quintet
BEER PAIRING: LA YUMA DARK LAGER
Munich meets the Caribbean: A satisfying, yet refreshing Lager with just the right amount of color and malt flavor. Keeps you coming back for more…
BEER PAIRING: TRIGO IPA
For IPA lovers: a hoppy and bitter IPA with a prominent aroma from Nugget, Citra and Galaxy hops. We added some wheat for extra mouthfeel and complexity.
Michael Tilson Thomas
BEER PAIRING: PER'LA COFFEE PORTER
Our traditional porter, cold-infused with a custom blend of medium and dark roasted Brazilian coffee. Its rich and smooth roast flavor will have you ditching your afternoon cafecito.
Aaron Ney is a first-year Trumpet Fellow with the New World Symphony. Prior to joining NWS, he performed with Miami City Ballet’s Opus One Orchestra under Gary Sheldon and has also performed with the Sarasota Orchestra and Vero Beach Opera. He has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School during the 2015 and 2017 seasons, where he received a fellowship in the Conducting Academy, studying with Raymond Mase, Thomas Hooten, Karin Bliznik, Kevin Cobb and Louis Hanzlik.
Originally from Danielson, Connecticut, Mr. Ney received his bachelor of music degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Ray Sasaki. While in Austin, he enjoyed teaching middle school and high school students, performing with several brass quintets and touring the world with the UT Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jerry Junkin. Mr. Ney completed his master of music degree and artist diploma at the University of Miami in 2017 and 2018 respectively. At UM, he studied under the tutelage of Craig Morris in addition to serving as a Teaching Assistant. He also performed frequently with the Henry Mancini Institute in exciting concerts including Raiders of the Lost Ark Live! and House of Cards in Concert.
Outside of trumpet, Mr. Ney loves to smoke barbeque, brew beer and is an avid college football fan.
Chicago-born Steven Franklin is a first-year Trumpet Fellow at the New World Symphony. He performs as a soloist, orchestral trumpet player and pianist, and also works regularly as a composer. He was Principal Trumpet of the Hawai'i Symphony for a half season before joining the New World Symphony. He also plays regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. The Philadelphia Inquirer says of his playing, “You couldn’t hope to hear a more correct and pristine trumpet solo than the one turned in by Steven Franklin.”
Mr. Franklin earned his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with David Bilger. He attended the National Orchestral Institute in 2015, performing as Principal Trumpet on a recording of Copland's Appalachian Spring for Naxos. As a soloist, he won first prize in numerous competitions, including the Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and National Trumpet Competition. He has performed as soloist with the Ocean City Pops and Masterworks Festival Orchestra, among others.
As a composer, Mr. Franklin was recently commissioned by the American Brass Quintet, Lake Placid Sinfonietta and members of the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony. In 2015 the Curtis Trumpet Ensemble took first prize at the National Trumpet Competition playing Mr. Franklin's own Trumpet Sextet No. 2. His post-Romantic style "looks back longingly to the abiding tonal sensibilities of Richard Strauss” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Corbin Castro is a first-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 first-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.
Evan Zegiel is a first-year Tuba Fellow at the New World Symphony. His previous orchestral experience includes summers performing at Brevard Music Center and at Chautauqua Institution.
Mr. Zegiel is an active musical competitor. He was a winner of the 2018 Jan and Beattie Wood Concerto Competition (Brevard Music Center). He also won the 2018 Marquette Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition and will present the orchestral premiere of Nelson T. Gast’s Under Mountains of Ocean with the MSO. He performed at the U.S. Army Band's 35th Annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop in February 2018. He also won first place in the Tuba Artist Division of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Festival competitions in 2017, four years after winning first place in the Tuba Student division of the Falcone competitions. He also won second prize in the 2016 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference's “Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Audition” competition. Mr. Zegiel was a featured soloist with the U.S. Air Force Band in February of 2012, after winning the Colonel George S. Howard Young Artist Competition as a senior in high school.
Mr. Zegiel is co-founder of the tuba-percussion duo BrassTaps, which commissions and performs new works regularly. In 2017 he performed alongside the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet. He also performs frequently for varied religious services requiring brass ensembles.
Mr. Zegiel is an active composer. His Sonata for Tuba and Piano was published by Cimarron Music Press in 2017, and his bass trombone solo Bone to Pick was published by CMP in the summer of 2018. His self-published works may be found on his website.
Mr. Zegiel holds a master’s degree in performance and chamber music, a bachelor’s degree in performance and a minor in writing from the University of Michigan. His primary teachers include Fritz Kaenzig, Toby Hanks, Aubrey Foard and Dan Satterwhite.