The annual combined brass ensembles BRASSWORKS! concert will be presented by the Department of Music at Gustavus on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. Sunday’s performance will include selections by the Christ Chapel Brass, the Trombone Choir, the Trumpet Ensemble, the One Hit Wonder Horn Quartet, the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Fanfare Brass and Percussion. This performance is open to the public at no charge.
Sunday’s BRASSWORKS! concert will open with the Christ Chapel Brass and director Steve Wright presenting works by Handel’s La Rejouissance, Paul Nagel’s Tuxedo Junction and Manuel Penella’s El Gato Montes. They will be followed by the director Larry Zimmerman and the Trombone Choir’s performance of Three Madrigals by James Curnow and an arrangement of Amazing Grace by Frank Seikmann. The concert will continue with the Trumpet Ensemble and director Steve Wright performing Leroy Anderson’s The Rakes of Mallow, and Alexander Mitushin’s three-movement Concertino performed by the One Hit Wonder Horn Quartet and director Matt Wilson. The Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, with director Paul Budde, is next on the program with Goble’s Leviathans, Bach’s Bist du bei mir and Lennie Niehaus’s Mood Swing. The BRASSWORKS! concert concludes with the Fanfare Brass and Percussion performance of Richard Strauss’ Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, directed by Scott Moore.
Sunday’s BRASSWORKS! concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 in Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.