AMERICAN

Brass Quintet

September 21 & 22, 2019

With vibrant harmony and bold power, the American Brass Quintet creates a visceral listening experience. The ensemble's performances enthrall listeners in repertoire that spans the centuries and displays their wide expressive range. To advance the art of chamber music for brass, they have commissioned more than 100 new works, and mentored a generation of aspiring players. Join us as we launch the celebration of our 66th season with fanfare!

September 21, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Westby Pavilion

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.

Doors open for wine and conversation

 

Program

Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals

Victor Ewald: Theme and Variations from Quintet No. 2 in E-flat

Jessica Meyer: Luminosity

Trevor Gureckis: Fixated Nights

Program notes to come!

Our Saturday Salon concerts are currently sold out. Occasionally tickets will become available. To be put on the waitlist, call 918.587.3802 or fill out this form

September 22, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

2:15 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture by Jason Heilman

Program

Luca Marenzio: Three Madrigals

Jessica Meyer Luminosity

Joan Tower: Copperwave

Jennifer Higdon: Fanfare Quintet

Osvaldo Lacerda: Fantasia and Rondo

Josquin des Prez: Chansons or Canons

Eric Ewazen: Frost Fire

 

Program notes!

Concert Highlight:  Sunday  

The quintet takes us on a sonic journey from the brightness of Renaissance songs to the dramatic moods of Ewazen’s “Frostfire.” We hear restrained lyricism in Sampson’s “Still” and brashly metallic passages in Tower’s “Copperwave.” The opening Fanfare by Higdon sounds a tribute to our founder, Rosalie Talbott.

Get to know American Brass Quintet

trumpet

Kevin Cobb

trumpet

Louis Hanzlik

bass trombone

John D. Rojak

horn

Eric Reed

trombone

Michael Powell

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, ABQ's rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and all fifty of the United States; a discography of nearly sixty recordings; and the premieres of over one hundred fifty contemporary brass works.