Brass quintet completes Solo & Chamber Series season

  Monday, April 13, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Brass quintet completes Solo & Chamber Series season

The final concert in Pittsburg State University’s 2014-2015 Solo and Chamber Music Series will feature a return engagement of the American Brass Quintet. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in PSU’s McCray Hall.

Organist Douglas Reed will join the quintet for this performance. This will also be a return engagement for Reed, who was one of three artists invited to perform in the International Organ Festival during the inaugural year of PSU’s Fisk Opus 106 organ.

The American Brass Quintet, which has been in residence at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970 and at The Juilliard School since 1987, is widely recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time. In 2013, the ensemble received Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field.

The quintet has performed extensively around the world, including performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and all 50 U.S. states. Their discography includes 60 recordings and they have premiered more than 150 contemporary brass works. Included on their Pittsburg program is a recently premiered work for organ and brass by American composer William Bolcom.

Concert tickets are $12 for the general public and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18 and are available in advance through the University Ticket Office in the Weede Physical Education Building, 1701 S. Homer, or at the door prior to the performance. Full-time PSU students are entitled to a free ticket.

The Solo and Chamber Music Series is supported by major funding from the PSU Student Government Association. For further information about the Solo & Chamber Music Series, contact the PSU Department of Music at 620-235-4466.



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