October 10, 2013 8:15AM
The Grammy Award-winning Chestnut Brass Company is the second offering in Pittsburg State University’s 2013-14 Solo and Chamber Music Series. The ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in PSU’s McCray Hall.
The Chestnut Brass Company has earned international acclaim for performances on modern and historical brass instruments. As curators of the sounds of ancient and antique brass instruments, the group performs on modern brass instruments as well as on rare instruments such as cornetti, sacbuts, keyed bugles and saxhorns.
The ensemble, which began as a street band in 1977, has been featured on National Public Radio's “All Things Considered,” “Fresh Air,” “Radiotimes” and “Performance Today,” as well as the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Bavarian State Radio, Korean National Television and numerous radio and television stations across the U.S. They have performed in North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
The Chestnut Brass Company records on the Sony, Newport Classic, Crystan and Musical Heritage/Musicmasters labels. Selections from their recordings have been featured on several documentaries ranging from “A House Divided” for PBS, to “Pinehurst, the History of Golf.”
Solo and Chamber Music Series tickets are available at the PSU Ticket Office in the Weede PE Building and may be purchased in person or by phone at 620-235-4796. Individual performance tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18. Complete season tickets and “Any Four” package tickets are available at a discount. For more information, call the ticket office. For information about the Solo & Chamber Music Series, call the PSU Department of Music at 620-235-4466.