Gustavus Brassworks! Concert Sunday

Posted on May 10th, 2012 by

The 2012 Brassworks! Concert at Gustavus

The 2012 Brassworks! Concert at Gustavus

“Lots of Brass” may best describe Sunday’s concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. The annual Brassworks! event features the Veritas Quartet, the Gustavus Trumpet Ensemble, the Christ Chapel Brass Quintet, the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Trombone Choir. The May 13 Brassworks! concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Sunday’s Brassworks! concert opens with the Veritas Quartet (2 trumpets, 2 trombones) and performances of works by Frederic Chopin and Giovanni Gabrieli. The Gustavus Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Wright, follows with two works by Joseph Price and David Uber. The Gustavus Trombone Choir will then take the stage, under the direction of Larry Zimmerman to perform Dave Brukek’s Blue Rondo a la Turk, selection from Mozart’s Magic Flute and Billy Taylor’s I Wish I Knew.

Director Paul Budde and the Gustavus Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble will follow with works by Johann Pezel (conducted by Elizabeth Hauer ’13), John Cheetham, a Lois Alexander arrangement of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and All Too Soon by Lennie Niehaus. Sunday’s concert concludes with selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story (Prologue, Maria, Tonight, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere) performed by the Christ Chapel Brass and director Scott Moore.

The 2012 Gustavus Brassworks! Concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public at no charge.


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