Center For Arts & Equity

May 16, 2023
Show at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Sliding scale with suggested donation of $10+ in adv.
Donation at the door
130 Pine Street, Florence, MA

Bombyx Brass Collective | 05/16/2023

Rhythm Pops!

Join us for a backyard summer party with Bombyx Brass and Mountain River Taiko!

What happens when a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble shares the stage with a Japanese drumming troupe in a performance featuring a wide array of popular musical styles? The answer is “Rhythm Pops!” The Bombyx Brass Collective will be playing tunes by the Beatles, Santana, Norah Jones, John Williams, and lots more. We are excited to welcome Bombyx Brass members Lucy Colwell and Richard Cuoco to the podium as guest conductors for this program, and as always Music Director Margaret Reidy. Join The Bombyx Brass Collective and their guests, Mountain River Taiko, as they create gigantic sound and rhythm like nothing previously heard in the Bombyx Sanctuary.

Ginger Love Cafe will be serving delicious Filipino Street Food. Gates open at 6pm for dinner and the performance begins at 7pm. Bring your lawn chair or your blanket, we’ll have a limited number of folding chairs. Bug spray is also highly recommended.

As always, admission to the ensembles’ performances is free of charge, but donations are always gratefully accepted, with all proceeds going to support future programming and advocacy in the community.


May 16, 2023 Program:


The Bombyx Brass Collective

JURASSIC PARK, by John Williams

THAT’S A-PLENTY, by Lew Pollack

BEATLES IN CONCERT | Arrangement of Beatles tunes by UMASS trombone professor Dave Sporny

SUNRISE, by Norah Jones | Arranged by Alessandro Macri

THE PEANUT VENDOR, by M. Simons | Arranged by Roberto Basile

THE DOLPHIN, by Luiz Eca | Arranged by Roberto Basile

A PORTRAIT OF CARLOS SANTANA, by Carlos Santana | Arranged by Roberto Basile


Mountain River Taiko

HIRYU SAN DAN GAESHI, by Daihachi Oguchi 

KAWAMOTO (Kawamoto, Shimane Prefecture) 

STEP BY STEP, by Takeru Matsushita 

Bombyx Brass Collective and Mountain River Taiko

HARUKA, by Mitsuru Ishizuka of Kodo | Arranged by Margaret Reidy

SING, SING, SING, by Louis Prima | Arranged by Ralph Ford





Bombyx Brass 2022-2023 Roster:

Margaret E. Reidy, Music Director Bombyx Brass Collective

Trumpet: Monte Becker, Carol Bobbin, Clayton Brester, Paul Brozek, Will Choe, David Edwards, Josh Thomson, Amanda Metcalfe, Tim Donahue, Melissa Griffin

French Horn: Ira Brezinsky, Shelly Brezinsky, Lucy Colwell, Richard Cuoco, Jody Kinner, Margaret Reidy, Bobbie Hessling

Trombone: Danielle Bowen, Chuck Emery, Joe Sabol, Corrina Smith, Stephen Tilley, Mark Turcotte

Euphonium: David Bussell, Christopher Kempf

Tuba: Mark Hoover, Stew King, Kathy Marcinek, Brian Williams, Jay Witbeck

Percussion: Dave Choquette, Dustin Patrick, Lucas Reed, Dave Tallarida

Bombyx Brass Collective
Margaret Reidy
Lucy Colwell - Horn Soloist
Richard Cuoco
Mountain River Taiko
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