The internationally recognized American Brass Quintet will be guests of the Friends of Music on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Founded in 1960, the quintet has performed on five continents and in all 50 states. The group has a discography of nearly 60 recordings and has premiered over 150 contemporary brass works. Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the quintet has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970.
Since 2000, the quintet has provided its expertise in chamber music performance, training, and coaching, through a program of short residencies and master classes as an established part of its touring. Designed to offer young groups and individuals chamber music instruction over several days, the quintet’s residencies have been taken up with enthusiasm by schools and communities through the United States and a dozen foreign countries.
American Brass Quintet features two trumpets, a French horn, and tenor and bass trombones. They will be playing selections from the early composers Anthony Holborne, Claudio Monteverdi, and Ludwig Maurer, as well as pieces by present-day composers David Sampson, Philip Lasser, and Eric Ewazen.
Selections range from arrangements of 16th and early 17th century madrigals to contemporary pieces written specifically for brass quintet.
The concert will tbe at the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave. at 3 p.m.
Single tickets cost $20 and prorated season tickets will be available for the remaining five concerts. An additional final concert will be free to the public. Students younger than 18 are admitted free and are encouraged to attend. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies.
Further information may be obtained by visiting the Friends of Music website at brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org or by calling 541-469-7625.