Graduate Brass Quintet to perform

The Graduate Brass Quintet will perform in concert on Thursday, March 31 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.

The five performers of brass instruments in the Department of Music and Dance will be directed by visiting assistant professor Matthew Gaunt, who also plays tuba in the ensemble. Performing with him will be Matthew Misener and Matthew Repucci on trumpet, Kelli Kirkman on horn and Hidehiro Domeki on trombone.

The program explores a variety of colors and styles, as well as both original music for brass quintet and arrangements of other works. The quintet will play “Armenian Scenes” by Alexander Arutiunian, “Adagio” by Mozart and Eugene Bozza’s “Sonatine,” one of the staples of the brass quintet repertoire. The quintet will also perform three short pieces by Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, arranged for brass quintet by Egil Smedvig. For the final work on the program, Misener arranged five movements of a suite by 16th century composer Thomas Tallis.

Admission is $10 general public, $5 students, senior citizens and children under 18. Tickets are available at the door of Bezanson Recital Hall and at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (545-2511).