Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2pm

Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Epochs and Eras


The Music City Brass Ensemble is pleased to present our fifth concert of the 2018-19 season, Epochs and Eras, highlighting the music of composer and arranger Tim Higgins. This performance will include the premiere of a MCBE commissioned work, The View From 3 Feet, featuring soloists Angela DeBoer (horn), Joel Treybig (trumpet), and Jeremy Wilson (trombone). Admission and parking are both free.

Timothy Higgins was appointed to the position of Principal Trombone of the San Francisco Symphony by Michael Tilson Thomas in 2008. He was previously the acting Second Trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC.

Along with a busy orchestra career, Timothy Higgins is a sought after arranger of music.  He was the sole arranger of the National Brass Ensemble’s Gabrieli recording. Additionally, he has arranged music for CT3 Trombone Quartet, National Brass Quintet, Bay Brass, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Brass Ensemble.  Timothy Higgins has also composed works for brass instruments in solo and chamber settings. His arrangements and compositions have been performed by the Washington Symphonic Brass, the Bay Brass, the San Francisco Symphony brass section, the Chicago Symphony brass section, the Los Angeles Philharmonic brass section, and numerous university brass ensembles . His arrangements and original compositions are available through his publishing company, 415Music.


Colorado Fanfare

Overture to La Forza del Destino - Verdi/arr. Higgins

*The View at 3 Feet, music for imaginary ballet

Magnificat a17 - Gabrieli/arr. Higgins

Lincolnshire Posy - Grainger/arr. Higgins

*World premiere