Rhythm & Brass to Play at Baylor Oct. 24

Oct. 22, 1997

by Richard Veit

Rhythm & Brass-six virtuosi performing on trumpets, horn, piano, trombone, tuba and percussion-will bring its unique mix of jazz and classical music to Baylor University with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Jones Concert Hall. This event is part of the Baylor School of Music's 1997-98 Lyceum Series, which is funded by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, Texas.

Since its creation in 1993, Rhythm & Brass has performed more than 100 concerts annually, including three tours of Japan and two tours of the Middle East. The group has also recorded three compact discs, and its new method book, Team Play: The Art of Making Chamber Music Together, will soon be released by the European American Music Corporation.

The concert will feature arrangements of such classical compositions as Johann Sebastian Bach's Fantasia in F Minor, Karel Husa's Divertimento, Georg Philip Telemann's Marches Héroïques and Giovanni Gabrieli's Sacro Tempio d'Honor, as well as three pieces by Claude Debussy-Romance, Les Cloches and General Lavine, Eccentric.

There also will be an assortment of jazz-inflected works, including Children's Songs by Chick Corea, Hommage à Monk and Roof Garden Music by David Gluck, the familiar Carnival of Venice by J. B. Arban and a medley of pieces by Duke Ellington. In addition, some of the group's own compositions will be heard.

While in Waco, Rhythm & Brass will present a series of master classes in various rooms of the Glennis McCrary Music Building. These will take place on the day prior to the concert, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Both the concert and the master classes are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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