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Visiting Ensemble
FONT Festival: American Brass Quintet
September 28, 2014
5:00 P.M.
The Amrerican Brass Quintet Plays Early Music Edited by Raymond Mase featuring works by Marenzio, Mazzi, Gabrieli, Cangiasi, Gastoldi and others.

The New York Times has written 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 ABQ “of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished.” Through its acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled in the brass field.

The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) is committed to the support of new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public. Through its programming FONT strives towards two main goals: 1) To celebrate and promote the diversity of contemporary music related to the trumpet by presenting the broadest possible idea of what trumpet player can do; and 2) to confront and challenge traditional boundaries of
gender, race, and culture in the music field by presenting the broadest possible idea of who a trumpet player can be.

Join us at 3 p.m. for a panel discussion with the ABQ.

At 5 p.m. the ABQ will perform during Vespers.

All are welcome, and both events are free to attend.