||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Wisconsin Brass Quintet to|
Perform April 19
MAILED: April 1, 1999|
The Wisconsin Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The Artists Series concert will include "Fancies, Toyes and Dreames" by Giles Farnaby (1563-1640); "Morning Music" (1986) by David Sampson; "Four Movements for Five Brass" (1957) by Collier Jones; Edward Gregson's "Equale Dances for Brass Quintet" (1983); selections from Leonard Bernstein's music for "West Side Story"; and selections from The Brodhead Brass Band Book (circa 1864).
Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is an ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music and includes the talents of John Aley and Alan Campbell, trumpets; Douglas Hill, horn; William Richardson, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba. The brass chamber experience of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is nationally recognized and the musical expertise of its members has been acknowledged by Verne Reynolds, Jan Bach, Karel Husa, John Harbison, Daren Hagen and others. Quintet members John Stevens and Douglas Hill also have composed extensively for the group.
The quintet has performed extensively in the Midwest with additional concerts throughout the country, including performances at Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. In its review of "Fabrics," the quintet's CD on the Summit label, The American Record Guide wrote that "the WBQ is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety and interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory."
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under, and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.
Patrons also may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 6, 1999