Live music is the best, always, and that's what the Pratt Community Concert Series brings to town, five times a year. The 2018-19 season concluded on Monday night with Brassfire, bringing together four highly talented musicians: two who are natives of the great white north, another who hails from Bulgaria, and a drummer with roots […]

Live music is the best, always, and that's what the Pratt Community Concert Series brings to town, five times a year.
The 2018-19 season concluded on Monday night with Brassfire, bringing together four highly talented musicians: two who are natives of the great white north, another who hails from Bulgaria, and a drummer with roots in Wyoming.
Though band leader Jens Lindemann mentioned that the foursome had only recently joined together for a tour so the audience was experiencing a rehearsal, the concert definitely didn't seem like a jam session. Rather, the show reflected what our concert series does best: bring professional and highly accomplished musicians to town to perform, typically, an eclectic mix of music. The concert series is thus about expanding your musical horizons and learning a bit in the process.
Brass player Lindemann, who shared his credentials with the audience throughout the evening, also gave kudos and ample credit to the vitae of his fellow band members: Kristian Alexandrov on piano; Jeremy Coates on bass; and, Tyler Hornby on drums. His band members were as accomplished as he was, and the program notes detailed their achievements.
Throughout the night, Lindemann entertained the audience with his particular brand of humor and also hit the high notes, and held them, for an impressive length of time. One recurring theme for the evening, expressed by the band leader, is that we need to be kind to one another. He mentioned several times, before certain songs, that this was the band's gift to Pratt.
It isn't every day that you can hear world-class musicians play a two hour set as close to home as our local community college. Even better, if you purchase a season ticket, you'll end up paying basically the same price as you would for a first run film in a typical movie theater.
So, do yourself a favor, and discover what many local and area residents have been enjoying for years. The concert series is a crown jewel for Pratt and south central Kansas. Purchasing a season pass will open up a world of value for your senses.