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Atlantic Brass Quintet

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center

7:30 pm


Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest brass ensembles, the Boston-based Atlantic Brass Quintet performs a unique repertory spanning Dufay, Gesualdo and Bach; Babbitt, Ellington and Zappa; and ethnic music from the streets of Brazil, Cuba, the Balkans and New Orleans. The quintet’s distinctive sound, impeccable ensemble, stunning virtuosity and inviting stage presence win praise from audiences and critics alike. The ABQ performed to accolades last May at the 2011 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Minneapolis. Reviewer Gary Mortenson wrote, "What a great group, programme and venue: a concert to remember and treasure."

PROGRAM

          

J. S. Bach:  Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
   Prelude and Fugue in F major, BWV 880
   Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 876

Alberto Ginastera:  Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2 (1937)
     I. Danz del viejo boyero (Dance of the Old Herdsman)
   III. Danza del gaucho matrero (Dance of the Arrogant Cowboy)

Eugène Bozza: Sonatine (1951)
   Allegro
   Andante ma non troppo
   Scherzo
   Finale: Fanfare – Tarantella

INTERMISSION

       

Ben Monder: Luteous Pangolin (2000)

Alan Ferber: Kopi Luwak (2010)

Leonard Bernstein: Dance Suite (1989)
   Dancisca for Anthony
   Waltz for Agnes
   Bi-Tango for Mischa
   Two-Step for Mr. B
   MTV for Jerry

Traditional: Balkan Brass Band Music
   Zvonce Kolo
   Hay Unos
   Doise

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TICKETS
$17  General Public
$15  UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$  7  UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are half price until the day of the show

Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin. The Artists Series also is funded in part by Visit Eau Claire ... The Unexpected Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio, WHYS Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support. The Artists Series is a proud member of the Wisconsin Presenters Network.

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