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 â€śamong North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet,â€ť while Newsweek has hailed the ensemble as â€śthe high priests of brassâ€ť and American Record Guide has called the ABQ â€śof all the brass quintets, the most distinguished.â€ť 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.