Musical Events

events by The Ryan Anthony Foundation

Dallas, Texas, May 8-10, 2017

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The Principals Recording Session & Concert is a unique opportunity to attend a recording session in progress featuring principal trumpets from the United States' leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, New York Metropolitan Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's & CancerBlows founder, Ryan Anthony. Also joining the group is jazz great, Marvin Stamm along with a few surprises. The principals will play through pieces and, on occasion, hear comments from the recording engineer and replay sections as needed.

This unique event is a must attend for the true music lover.

Honorary Event Chairs
Nancy A. Nasher & David J. Haemisegger

Event Chairs
D'Andra Simmons-Lock & Jeremy Lock
Anne & Steve Stodghill

The concert event of 2015 returns to Dallas to continue the music and the mission!

In 2015, CancerBlows launched what was expected to be a once-in-a-lifetime musical event bringing together legendary trumpet players in a special Concert and After-Party. Trumpeters including Doc Severinsen from The Tonight Show, Lee Loughnane from the band Chicago, Arturo Sandoval, former trumpet players from Canadian Brass gathered to play a concert in Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on March 4, 2015 to help Ryan Anthony, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet and former Canadian Brass member, raise money for cancer research. At the After- Party, a smaller group of guests enjoyed desserts and drinks while being entertained by a select group of the concert participants in a relaxed and fun After-Party jam.

The event sold out and raised over $1 million in cash and in-kind donations.

Due to popular demand, CancerBlows will return to Dallas in May 2017. VIP Ticket Packages and Sponsorship Packages are now available. Click here for more information or contact Niki Anthony at / 972-203-2923.

Online Store Now Open

For Christmas gifts, please place your order by December 16th. Select merchandise including the 2015 CD/DVD Combo Pack, mugs and travel tumblers will also be available at the NorthPark Center Concierge located near Neiman Marcus throughout the month of December.

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The Mission

Through exciting & unique musical events featuring the talents of brass musicians worldwide, Cancer Blows raises both awareness and money to encourage research for cancers with a focus on blood cancers & Multiple Myeloma.

Event Beneficiaries

All profits from 2015 Cancer Blows events benefit Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Baylor Health Care System Foundation Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Ryan Anthony

Ryan's Story

Almost two years ago, Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet, Ryan Anthony, had just completed a guest appearance with his old group, Canadian Brass, and wasn't feeling well. After the concert, Ryan told his wife, Niki, that he felt like his entire body was "jangling" as he ran off-stage.

Recent chronic aches & pains had sent the 43-yr old to multiple doctors searching for the cause. Blood tests revealed abnormalities but multiple doctors reassured him that "it can't be cancer" because Ryan was too young to be a candidate for the types of cancers that caused his symptoms. Fortunately, one doctor decided to test for cancer "just in case". The Monday after the Canadian Brass concert, Ryan & Niki got the call that no one anticipates or is prepared for – especially with two young children in elementary school – Ryan had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a terminal cancer of the bone marrow that most often appears in patients 70 and older.

Read Ryan's Full Story View image gallery on Ryan's journey
Event Schedule

Event Schedule

Explore the plans scheduled for the whole event

2017 Dallas Artist Line-Up Coming Soon

2015 Artists

Ryan Anthony

Ryan AnthonyDallas Symphony Orchestra

Chris Martin

Chris MartinChicago Symphony Orchestra

Michael Sachs

Michael SachsCleveland Orchestra

David Bilger

David BilgerPhiladelphia Orchestra

David Krauss

David KraussNY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Matthew Ernst

Matthew ErnstCincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Mark Hughes

Mark HughesHouston Symphony Orchestra

Manny Laureano

Manny LaureanoMinnesota Symphony Orchestra

Phil Smith

Phil Smith [Retired]NY Philharmonic

Mark Gould

Mark Gould [Retired]NY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

James Thompson

James Thompson [Retired]Atlanta Symphony

Michael Walk

Michael WalkSt. Louis Symphony
(Section Member)

Chuck Berginc

Chuck BergincPhoenix Symphony