Chicago Brass Quintet

  • Details

  • 2/27/23
  • 7:30 p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Music

Event Description

The Chicago Brass Quintet will perform a free public concert as part of the Cornell Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, 301 First St. NW.

Chicago Brass Quintet has been at the forefront of brass chamber music since the group's founding in 1963. Internationally regarded as virtuoso musicians, the quintet has been widely lauded for their interpretation of the classical canon, and for their creative approach to arrangement and performance. Passionate and expressive, the quintet is committed to enriching audiences and to advancing the future of brass instrumentation.

The Chicago Brass Quintet has been pushing the bounds of chamber orchestration for more than four decades. Originally founded in a Northwestern University dorm room, the quintet rose to national prominence with the release of their first recording for Crystal Records and through a notable appearance at the International Trumpet Guild’s Conference in Ithaca, New York.

Over the course of its history, the quintet has made numerous contributions to the contemporary arts community and has played to acclaim before audiences around the world. Today, the ensemble remains as vibrant as ever and continues to engage with music lovers through an enriching calendar of concerts, workshops, and educational events. The New York Times has hailed them as “One of the best brass quintets in the world.”

As Cornell continues to repair King Chapel from derecho damage, this concert will be hosted a short walk from campus at the First Presbyterian Church on First Street NW.