Brass and Winds

     Friday, June 24, 2022

Prelude Concert – Cobalt Quartet

West Side Presbyterian Church

Adult – $25.00
Senior (62+) – $20.00
Student – $5.00


All attendees must show proof of full vaccination.  Non-vaccinated audience members must wear masks at all times.

Join us as we close out our 2021-2022 season with “Brass and Winds”, highlighting outstanding musicianship of three outstanding ensembles. The Cobalt Quartet, a New York-based saxophone quartet, will kick off the evening with a prelude performance. The evening will continue with a concert from the New Jersey Wind Symphony with the Imperial Brass joining the program as a guest ensemble. This is an evening of music not to be missed!

Guest Ensembles

Imperial Brass

Imperial Brass has been delighting audiences around New Jersey for over 30 years. Originally founded as the Rutgers Alumni Brass Band by alumni Steve Dillon and Jon Korzun with arranger Mark Freeh, the band gave its first concert in April of 1991. Since then, Imperial Brass has presented highly entertaining programs that include traditional brass band literature, classical arrangements, popular music and more.

Many of the world’s greatest brass musicians have worked and collaborated with Imperial Brass over the years. Featured artists have included former principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic Philip Smith, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic Joseph Alessi, storied British euphonium soloists Robert and Nicholas Childs, famed American jazz cornetist Warren Vaché, principal trombone of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Charles Baker, and principal tuba of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Derek Fenstermacher.

Please visit for more information.

Cobalt Quartet

Raymond Kelly, Soprano Saxophone
Anthony Izzo, Alto Saxophone
Ryan Mantell, Tenor Saxophone
Josh Lang, Baritone Saxophone

The Cobalt Quartet is a saxophone quartet based in the New York metropolitan area. The quartet is particularly interested in presenting modern works by living composers alongside the very best of the repertoire and lesser-known contemporary works, whether written originally for saxophone or transcribed. Since its founding in the summer of 2017, the ensemble has presented highly varied and exciting programs with several partners including: AWCANYC, Concrete Timbre, Andrew Koss, MSO, LICA, and NYCC. Cobalt will be releasing its debut album, “Cobalt Blue” in the summer of 2022. Please visit to learn more.


Imperial Brass

Fort Sheridan March
Symphony of Marches
Why Did I Choose You?
Cornet Soloist
American Rhapsody

Joseph Turrin
Gilbert Vinter
Herbert Martin & Michael Leonard, arr. Paul Nagle
Warren Vaché
Emil Söderström

New Jersey Wind Symphony

Overture To Candide
Metropolis 1927
New England Triptych
From Maine to Oregon

Leonard Bernstein, arr. Beeler
Peter Graham
William Schuman
John Phillip Sousa

Program Subject To Change.

All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ.  West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille.