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Brass Quintet to perform works of instructor in residence

Nov. 12, 1997

By jolie Sellers

Reporter for The Baylor Lariat

The Baylor Brass Quintet will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Roxy Grove Hall.

The music featured will be pieces of composer Daron Hagen.

The Brass Quintet members are faculty members Barry Hopper, associate professor of trumpet; Vern Sielert, director of jazz ensembles; Margaret Robinson, assistant professor of horn; David Jackson, assistant professor of trombone and Michael Fischer, lecturer in tuba.

Hagen is in his second residency for this semester at Baylor and will be present at the concert.

Hagen is currently part of the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

'He is an up-and-coming composer with a modern jazz sound,' Sielert said.

The Quintet consists of two trumpetists, one hornist, one trombonist and one tubist.

The group will perform two works by Hagen, 'Everything Must Go' and the five-movement 'Concerto for Brass Quintet.'

Between pieces Hagen will speak in reference to the history of the pieces.

'Hagen is an extremely talented composer,' Sielert said. 'And the pieces are very challenging and require a lot of work and concentration.'

The concert is free and open to the public.

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