A Trumpet Duo
… A sampling of the Beacon Brass Quintet coming on July 13…
to the Summer Music Associates 2017 Concert Season
Dana Russian, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College in Maine, has been performing in Boston since 1979.
He is the principal trumpeter of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Boston Classical Orchestra. He also performs with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra, Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Portland Symphony and Rhode Island Philharmonic. Dana is instructor of trumpet at Brandeis University, Wellesley College and Tufts University, and has a teaching studio at home.
A car enthusiast, he enjoys getting his hands dirty working on his old BMW.
Dana Oakes is a member of the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic and the Portland Symphony.
He has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Rhode Island Philharmonic, New Hampshire Symphony and other regional orchestras. Dana is active in contemporary music performance with Musica Viva and Boston Modern Orchestra project and has recorded for PBS and A&E as a soloist and ensemble player.
A graduate of New England Conservatory, he is currently on the faculty at MIT, Boston Conservatory and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.