National Brass Virtuosi To Perform At Baylor March 20

March 18, 2002

by Richard Veit

National Brass Virtuosi, a brass quintet featuring players from three major American orchestras, will present a guest concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Roxy Grove Hall.

The quintet is comprised of trumpeter Michael Sachs of the Cleveland Orchestra, trumpeter Mark Neihaus of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, hornist Michael Mayhew of the Cleveland Orchestra, trombonist Richard Stout of the Cleveland Orchestra and tubist Dave Kirk of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

The Baylor concert will feature music of the Renaissance and 20th century. It opens with a Suite of Renaissance Canzone, including Andrea Gabrieli's "Ricercare," Paul Peuerl's "Canzon II" and Samuel Scheidt's "Canzon Cornetto."

Also to be heard during the first half of the concert will be Giles Farnaby's Fancies, Toyes and Dreames and Victor Ewald's Brass Quintet No. 3.

Following intermission, the National Brass Virtuosi will perform Witold Lutoslawski's Mini Overture from 1982 and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu's 1994 tribute to the Polish composer, his Paths (In Memoriam Witold Lutoslawski).

The concert will close with a 1985 composition, Triangles by John Stevens, and the four-movement Laudes, written in 1971 by Jan Bach.

The National Brass Virtuosi also will present a two-hour master class at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in Roxy Grove Hall.

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

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