2022-23 Music Series: Southern California Brass Consortium - LIVE-STREAM

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 6:50 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA US 92108

Room: Sanctuary


Southern California Brass Consortium

Sunday, June 11, 2023

7 PM | Sanctuary | Offering | Reception

Free Childcare by prior reservation. Call the church office 619-297-4366 x100

Hector Salazar, Artistic Director, Jaebon Hwang, organ and the 24-piece Southern California Brass Consortium made up of the finest professional brass players and percussionists in SoCal. The SCBC has performed over 100 concerts across Southern California and beyond. 


Fanfare for the Millennium…Kevin Kaska

Notezart…..Cindy McTee

A Hymn Processional…..John Ryther

We Gather Together…..Kevin Kaska

Quidditch….John Williams

Grand Choeur Dialogue…..Eugène Gigout


Offering and Intermission


Fanfare and Flourishes…..James Curnow

Manic March…..Jeff Torres

Irish Folk Suite…..Kevin Kaska

Mancini for Brass into Pink Panther…..Henry Mancini

Metropolitan March-----Kevin Kaska



The SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRASS CONSORTIUM (SCBC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 with a mission to share the exhilarating spirit of brass ensemble music through concerts, recordings, educational outreach and world premiere compositions. SCBC is an ensemble of 26 professional brass players and percussionists, as well as a team of highly skilled composers and arrangers within their ranks. In addition to nine successful seasons of concerts in Long Beach, SCBC also maintains a very active presence in the Southern California community, collaborating with other notable organizations and performing at venues from Los Angeles to Palm Springs to San Diego. In 2014, 2017 and 2021, SCBC was featured as an opening and closing act for the L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Los Angeles Music Center on Christmas Eve, televised live on PBS. In March of 2023, in honor of Womens History Month, SCBC partnered with the Alliance for Women Film Composers to present a concert featuring music composed exclusively by women, including five world premieres. SCBC is looking forward to presenting a new and exciting season in 2023-24 for its 10th anniversary! To learn about SCBC and their upcoming concerts, please visit www.socalbrass.org

HECTOR SALAZAR (Artistic Director) received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills where he studied conducting with Frances Steiner. He earned his Master of Arts Degree from CSU, Long Beach and studied conducting with Larry Curtis. Currently, Mr. Salazar is the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay and is Music Director for the Carson Symphony and Southern California Brass Consortium. Mr. Salazar has conducted premieres of Kurt Weills Marie Galante, Benjamin Lee’s Labyrinths, Douglass Fake’s Symphonic Episode, the West Coast premiere of Claude Debussys Suite bergamasque and in 2009, conducted the world premiere of Timothy and the Magic Garden, composed by Philip Westin with the Carson/Dominguez Hills Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Salazar has also worked on numerous motion pictures and over fifty musical theatre productions throughout the Southland. www.maestrosalazar.com

JAEBON HWANG ( Organist) is Director of Music Ministries and Organist at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. This follows her tenure at Westwood United Methodist Church and First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Awarded Fellow of American Guild of Organists (FAGO), she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance at the University of Southern California. Prior to her studies in organ, she earned degrees in Composition and Scoring for Film & Multimedia from Korea National University of Arts and New York University respectively. She has worked with such prestigious organizations as Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and San Diego Symphony. Featured at the West Region Conventions of the American Guild of Organists in 2017 and 2019 and at the AGO OrganFest 2021, Dr. Hwang maintains an active performance schedule as a recitalist and as a collaborative artist and composes new music as time permits.

DREW NINMER (Concertmaster / Arranger) is a freelance trumpet player, composer, contractor and educator in the Los Angeles area. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a masters degree from California State University, Long Beach. As a freelance musician, he has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Juneau Symphony, California Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony and San Bernardino Symphony, and he is also an active studio musician for film and TV. In addition to performing, Drew has orchestrated music for Paramount, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Six Flag, and Viking Cruise Lines. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of music at Long Beach City College, El Camino College, Mt. San Antonio College and Fullerton College, and maintains a large private trumpet studio.




We are so fortunate to receive your generous contributions dedicated to the Cultural Events Committee Music Series. While we always have enthusiastic audiences for these concerts, the free-will offerings, ticket sales and donations at the door simply do not cover the actual expenses of underwriting these excellent performances. Since we are dedicated to producing only high-quality and inspirational events, your donations truly make that possible.

Thank you for your continued support; we look forward to seeing you at the Music Series concerts this season and for many years to come!

Cultural Events Committee

Betsy Mueller, chair, Janine Burch, Demmie Divine,
Katie Englund, Nick Hubsmith, Jaebon Hwang, Betty Livingston,
Ron Livingston, Brian Lustig, Suzanne Stofer, Nathan Stowe,
Ralph Thomas, Spencer Velky, Steve Zawadzki.

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Betsy Mueller Chair, Cultural Events Committee
First United Methodist Church of San Diego

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