Classical music: UW-Madison’s third annual Brass Fest takes place this Friday and Saturday, and spotlights the debut of the Stockholm Chamber Brass | September 27, 2016
By Jacob Stockinger
Attention all BRASS FANS!
A big and loud fanfare is in order.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music is hosting its third annual Brass Festival this coming Friday and Saturday – complete with special logo T-shirts to benefit the event.
The schedule includes master classes (on the trumpet, trombone, tuba and horn) and performances.
The major concerts require tickets – adult admission is $20 for the Friday night concert and $15 for the Saturday night concert with $5 admission for students and children for both concerts.
The star of the festival is the Stockholm Chamber Brass (below), which is on its first tour of the U.S.
The UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Brass Quintet (below) will also feature prominently.
Wisconsin Brass Quintet
Concerts are on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. in Mills Hall. There will be a reception after the Saturday night concert.
One of the major works to be performed is Malcolm Arnold’s Brass Quintet. It will be heard at the Friday night concert. (You can hear the Arnold quintet in the YouTube video at the bottom.)
Players from several area high schools will also be featured in the festival and performances.
For more information, including background on the Stockholm Chamber Brass and a link to the complete programs, which includes music by Gabrieli, Mahler, Shostakovich and Scandinavian composers, visit this link:
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