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“It is quite impossible to overpraise the playing of the American Brass Quintet…they have everything…brilliance, attack, perfect ensemble and intonation, and a tone quality of unrivaled purity, range and power… a concert of such high quality one could only single out a few of the outstanding moments…sombre beauty…feather-like delicacy…technical brilliance…wonderful sonorities. For one listener in a long and full career of over half a century this was concert was a unique experience.”
Daily Telegraph, London

“The members of the American Brass Quintet breathe as one, provide effortless well-matched phrasing, and generally produce a superbly balanced, fine golden sound.”
Los Angeles Times

Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” the American Brass 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, Canada and the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works.

Committed to the development of brass chamber music through higher education, the American Brass Quintet has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. Since 2000, the Quintet has offered its expertise in chamber music performance and training with a program of short residencies as part of its regular touring. Designed to offer young groups and individuals an intense chamber music experience over several days, the Quintet’s residencies have been embraced by schools and communities throughout the United States and a dozen foreign countries.


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Artist URL: americanbrassquintet.org/
Date of Concert: March 3, 2018
Time of Concert: 7:30 pm
Venue: Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East
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Kevin Cobb, trumpet
Louis Hanzlik, trumpet
Eric Reed, horn
Michael Powell, trombone
John D. Rojak, bass trombone


Consort Music of Elizabethan &
Jacobean England,
Edited by Louis Hanzlik
Morley, Arise, awake
Dowland, Lachrimae Antiquae (Pavan)
Morley, I Go Before, My Darling
Morley, Though Philomela Lost Her Love
Wilbye, Oft Have I Vow’d
Brade, Canzon

Suite from 19th Century Russia,
Edited by Kevin Cobb
Maurer, Kriegslied
Simon, Scherzo
Maurer, Lied
Simon, Divertissement
Maurer, Morgengruss

Lasser, Common Heroes, Uncommon Land
* City Hero
* Hero of the Land
* Joy
* Hold Fast to Dreams
* Epilogue

Fuchs, Brass Quintet No. 2 “American”

Canons of the 16th Century,
Edited by Raymond Mase
Josquin, Vive le roy
Palestrina, Pleni sunt caeli
Martini, J’ay pris amours
Josquin; Palestrina, Pleni sunt caeli; Agnus Dei

Ewazen, Frost Fire
* Bright and Fast
* Gentle and Mysterious
* Tense and Dramatic

On rare occasion, programs and/or concerts may be subject to change.