School of Music Hosts American Brass Quintet

Sept. 28, 2009

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Baylor's School of Music will host the American Brass Quintet for the school's Lyceum Series and Distinguished Artist Series this fall.

Lyceum Series

The American Brass Quintet will lead master classes this fall in the school of music's Lyceum Series. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in Jones Concert Hall, Euell Porter Rehearsal Hall, Room 131 (all in the Glennis McCrary Music Building), and Blackbox Opera Theater.

"The Lyceum Series offers Baylor students and Wacoans a chance to observe, listen and participate in a program of 'mini-residencies' by some of the nation's top musical authorities," Richard Veit, concert and promotion manager at Baylor University, said.

Distinguished Artist Series

"The ABQ is very much in demand, so we were fortunate to find a window of opportunity to have them join us for this concert," Veit said.

As part of the Distinguished Artist Series, the American Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Roxy Grove Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building. Tickets are $10 for students, senior citizens and faculty and $15 for general admission.

The Distinguished Artist Series is the School of Music's premier set of guest artist events, with three or four concerts a year, Veit said.

"This series brings to campus some of the world's greatest musicians providing Baylor students and the surrounding community with the convenience of enjoying brilliant performances without having to travel all the way to Dallas, Austin or Houston," Veit said.

The quintet features Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb on trumpet, David Wakefield on horn, Michael Powell on trombone and John D. Rojak on bass trombone. All are on the Juilliard School faculty.

The quintet's concert will include:

• Late 16th-century canzoni by Erasmus Widmann, Antonio Troilo and William Brade.

• Osvaldo Lacerda's Fantasia e Rond.

• Shafer Mahoney's Brass Quintet.

• David Sampson's Entrance.

• Ludwig Maurer's Five Pieces.

• Eric Ewazen's Colchester Fantasy.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available online at, in person at the Baylor University School of Music box office, located off University Parks Drive, past Dutton Street and across the street from the Mayborn Museum Complex, or by phone, (254) 710-3571. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door, 30 minutes before the concert.

by Colton Wright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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