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American Brass Quintet, Oct 25 at WPHS

September 1, 2012 by  
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The American Brass Quintet will be performing on October 25th with the West Liberty Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Matthew Inkster. The concert will begin at 7:30pm at the new J. B. Chambers Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling, WV.

The group will perform it’s own concert the following evening, October 26th, at 7:30pm in Elbin Auditorium on the West Liberty Campus.

All WLU Concert Series Concerts are sponsored by the Division of Music and are Free and Open to the Public.

Now in its 51st season, the American Brass Quintet has been internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time and an icon in the brass world. The ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and all fifty of the United States; a discography of over fifty recordings; the premieres of over one-hundred contemporary brass works, and in the last decade, mini-residencies that have brought the ABQ’s chamber music expertise to countless young musicians and institutions worldwide. ABQ commissions by Samuel Adler, Bruce Adolphe, Daniel Asia, Jan Bach, Robert Beaser, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Eric Ewazen, and many others are considered among the most significant contributions to the modern brass quintet repertoire. Equally committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the ABQ has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. Since 2001 the ABQ has offered its expertise in chamber music performance with a program of mini-residencies as part of its regular touring season. Designed to offer young groups and individuals an intense chamber music experience over several days, ABQ mini-residencies have been embraced by schools and communities throughout the United States and internationally.

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