The Huntsville Chamber Music Guild presents the Center City Brass Quintet at 7:30 pm April 11, 2014.
The Center City Brass Quintet is an all-star ensemble of renowned soloists and members of America’s finest orchestras, who convene throughout each season to produce chamber music of the highest caliber. The quintet, originally formed at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, now comprises members of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Seattle Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Buffalo Philharmonic, and its players have performed as soloists with such notable ensembles as the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Pops. Called “one of the strongest of today’s brass quintets”, and “a virtuoso outfit which plays like no other” by American Record Guide, and “an exquisitely blended ensemble” by Gramophone, the Center City Brass Quintet is known world-wide by its highly acclaimed recordings on the Chandos label for its superlative renditions of the standard brass quintet repertoire, as well as for original arrangements which span from Bach to Bernstein. Working around the many commitments of each of its members, the Quintet presents a limited number of recitals throughout the U.S. each year; past seasons have brought the quintet to cities across the United States including Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Cleveland, Baltimore, Boise and Eugene. In 2006 the Center City Brass Quintet performed as soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in the world-premiere of Chimera, a concerto for brass quintet and orchestra composed by CCBQ trumpeter Anthony DiLorenzo. This followed numerous prior trips to Japan, where – since 2001 – the quintet has joined an international performance faculty in residence at the Music Masters Course in Kazusa, a seminar for conservatory students from around the globe. The group has been featured on numerous live radio and television broadcasts across the U.S., including NPR’s Performance Today, and in Japan on Tokyo FM.
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