Monday, March 20
7:30 PM


ENT Center for the Arts, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Event Description

Debuting in Spring 2020, Hint of Lime Brass is a brass trio featuring Sarah Ford (Second Horn, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Horn Professor, Colorado College, UCCS), Nicole Gillotti (Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Texas A&M International University), and Morgan Fite (Doctoral student at UNV-Reno; former NYC low brass specialist). The group is a result of successful collaboration at the 2019 Atlantic Music Festival, where Fite and Gillotti performed in chamber ensembles and orchestra together as resident artist fellows. Feeling inspired to keep playing together and form a brass trio, they decided to search for a horn player, paving the way for previous colleague Sarah Ford to join the group. In March 2020, Fite and Gillotti were featured at the Music By Women Festival in Columbus, MS. Leading up to the festival, the trio made their debut tour performing at The Green Room at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN and, a recital/masterclass at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Since that time, the group has participated in the Avaloch Music Festival, 2022 IWBC, presented at several colleges including the University of Connecticut, and performed at several local venues across the country.

Hint of Lime Brass aims to create experiences of vast musical variety for diverse audiences while additionally advocating for the creation and performance of new music. During their first tour, they performed programs prominently featuring works written by female composers such as Libby Larsen, Orianna Webb, Lauren Bernofsky, and Adriana Mañas in celebration of National Women’s History Month. To further their mission of stimulating the creation of new music, the group commissioned composers Annie Nikunen and Gillian Orwoll to write original pieces “future histories / / in real time” and “From Tripoli to Morocco” respectively. These were premiered at the May 2022 International Women’s Brass Conference.

UCCS students and VAPA faculty & staff receive free admission. To reserve your ticket contact the Ent Center Box Office at 719-255-8181 or General admission tickets are $10, $8 seniors and military. For more information contact Glen Whitehead at


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