Saint Louis Brass, 10-12-10
FAMED BRASS QUINTET OPENS LYCEUM SERIES CONCERTS
Saint Louis Brass, five remarkable musicians who perform throughout the United States, on international tours, and in the recording studio, will bring their lively showmanship to Baylor University on Tuesday, October 12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Their concert is a Lyceum Series presentation.
This acclaimed quintet, whose roots date back to 1964, is comprised of Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki (trumpets), Thomas Bacon (horn), Melvyn Jernigan (trombone), and Daniel Perantoni (tuba).
Opening the program will be music by German composer Michael Praetorius, his Volta and then three pieces from Dance Suite No. 2. Also to be heard are works by contemporary composers Dana Wilson (Daylight at Midnight) and Anthony Plog (Aesop's Fables).
The familiar "Sweet Georgia Brown" will be played in an arrangement by Joey Sellers.
Following intermission, Saint Louis Brass will perform Francis Schwartz's cleverly entertaining tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a potpourri called Wolfgang's Frolics.
Arrangements by group member Allan Dean will feature a set of Spanish folksongs by Manuel de Falla and two tangos by Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla.
Wayne Scott's Divertimento for Neglected (?) Musical (?) Instruments (?) is described as "an irreverent, though (fairly) accurate tour of the history of brass instruments." It includes everything from "Happy Birthday" to "Over the Rainbow" to "The Marine Hymn."
The program closes with a Joey Sellers setting called Tribute to Pops, a medley of tunes written by or made popular by Louis Armstrong, affectionately known as "Satchmo" or "Pops."
This Lyceum Series recital, made possible by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, is free of charge and open to the public. For information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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