November 2, 2018
Writer: Don Sparhawk
REXBURG— The American Brass Quintet from New York City will perform Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall in the Snow Center for the Performing Arts at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.
The quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. As 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, the quintet’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and all 50 states. The quintet has nearly 60 recordings and has premiered more than 150 contemporary brass works.
Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the American Brass Quintet has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. While at BYU-Idaho, they will conduct a residency with music students.
The New York Times recently wrote that “among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet,” while Newsweek has hailed the ensemble as “the high priests of brass” and American Record Guide has called the quintet “of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished.”
Tickets for the Center Stage event are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets are available online at byui.edu/tickets or on school days from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office 208-496-3170, located inside the University Store in the Manwaring Center.