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Guest Artist Concert: Boston Brass Quintet
It is our great pleasure to announce we will have Boston Brass on the campus of Illinois State University September 14 – 17, 2016. The Boston Brass is a brass quintet comprised of some of the best brass performers in the world.
For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Through over 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, marching bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles. They have performed in 49 states and 30 countries and have conducted master classes around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and Mahidol University in Bangkok.
During their residency at ISU they will perform a solo concert, provide three clinics, and perform with the Big Red Marching Machine. Their solo concert will be Thursday September 15, 8:00pm in CPA. The clinic topics are the Breathing Gym, Chamber Music where they will publicly coach chamber groups, and building a portfolio in becoming an entrepreneur in music. These clinic topics will benefit all students in the ISU School of Music. Finally, Boston Brass will perform a Blood, Sweat, and Tears medley with the Big Red Marching Machine during the halftime show on Saturday the 17th, showcasing the marching band and the incredible soloists.
Boston Brass’s time on campus will provide great learning and music experiences for those attending through performance, coaching, and interaction.
For additional information contact band office (309)438-2166