Arts Under The Dome

First United Methodist Church

2301 15th Street (Corner 24th Avenue)

Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: (228) 863-0047

Arts Under The Dome is an eclectic music series featuring five diverse concerts each season from November through the end of March. Performers come from all over the US and the world. All performances feature only first-class artists with a broad appeal to all audiences.

  • First United Methodist Church

  • Mar 17, 2018

Take two trumpets, one French horn, a trombone and a tuba - put them in the hands of virtuoso performers - liberally add some humor - and you have the St. Louis Brass. Originally founded in 1964 by members of the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Louis Brass is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. They offer an entertaining performance which includes popular tunes of the Americas, jazz standards, classical selections, works of today’s composers, light-hearted pieces for narrator and brass, and a tongue-in-cheek musical history of brass instruments. St. Louis Brass has had over 75 pieces written or arranged specifically for them, and have toured internationally during the group’s past forty years.

  • First United Methodist Church

  • Apr 21, 2018

True to its name, the International String Trio has honed an expansive repertoire embracing nearly a dozen musical styles from far-flung lands. Using their instruments as passports, the trio unlocks the doors to a global array of tunes drawn from jazz, folk, popular, classical, film and other sources. Their riveting performances encompass a breathtaking range of styles, including Gypsy swing, old-time Appalachian, traditional Irish reels, burning bluegrass, virtuosic classical, klezmer, tango and popular songs from film soundtracks. The trio plays over 150 gigs a year including concert halls, jazz clubs, jazz festivals, and universities.

  • First United Methodist Church

  • May 12, 2018

Triple Play is consists of three outstanding and versatile musicians who formed the group in 1999 after years of history playing together in various capacities. The trio is led by Chris Brubeck (bass, trombone, piano) and features Peter Madcat Ruth (harmonica, jaw harp, percussion) and Joel Brown (acoustic guitar). With all three contributing vocals, the trio showcases a vast repertoire of Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems and incisive originals. Collectively they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity and American spirit to the jazz, blues, folk and classical music they perform. Chris Brubeck also tours with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and is a successful soloist and composer in his own right.