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GBO's 2023 40th Anniversary Celebration

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

On September 12th, the Gramercy Brass Orchestra marked its 40th Anniversary with a commemorative concert on Irving Place in the heart of Gramercy. Twenty-five members of our award-winning orchestra performed works to celebrate the 90th Birthday of New York City-born film composer John Williams and other notable composers including Sir Arthur Sullivan, Puerto Rican born Rafael Hernandez, Arthur Pryor, the legendary Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington and “The Music Man” composer himself, Meredith Wilson.

Honors from NYC

Councilwoman Carlina Rivera of District 2 in NYC presented GBO Director John Henry Lambert with a proclamation. A private VIP reception took place following the concert for sponsors and supporters of Gramercy Brass Orchestra of NY, hosted by NY1 Morning Show anchor Pat Kiernan. Sponsors included Amazon, The National Arts Club, Thrivant Financial and the Office of NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera. The performance was also made possible by generous financial support from the Friends of Gramercy Brass Orchestra of NY.

Gearing up for Next Year's Concert

Plans are in the works to continue the fanfare and make this concert an annual event/night out in Gramercy. For more information or to donate, please click here.

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