Brave New Brass opens Brown Bag season

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The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon on Oct. 2 at Fuller Lodge. The first concert of the series features the brass ensemble, Brave New Brass.
The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Preformances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.
Members of the group are all local Los Alamos musicians, with Elizabeth Hunke (French horn), Deniece Korzekwa (tuba), Dave Korzekwa (trumpet), Mandy Marksteiner (trumpet) and Bruce Warren (trombone).
As an Applied Mathematician at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Elizabeth Hunke develops and maintains the Los Alamos Sea Ice Model, CICE, which is used in numerous climate modeling centers around the world.
Dave Korzekwa is a retired metallurgical engineer. He plays regularly with the Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.
Deniece Korzekwa is a materials engineer in the Nuclear Materials Science group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. She plays tuba with the Los Alamos Community Winds, string bass with the Los Alamos Big Band and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.
Mandy Marksteiner has been playing the trumpet for more than 20 years, has a bachelor’s degree in music from Lawrence University and teaches trumpet lessons.
Bruce Warren moved to Los Alamos in 2000, after a career teaching photography. He spent much of his time in college playing in the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and various other groups at the University of Denver.