January 20, 2013
- BRASSFEST - 13th Annual WIU Brassfest, featuring the Chestnut Brass Company - all day festival in COFAC Recital Hall
- Time: All Day
- Location: COFAC Recital Hall
- Description: The Brass Faculty at Western Illinois University is proud to announce the THIRTEENTH ANNUAL WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY BRASSFEST. This one-day event, scheduled for Sunday, January 20th, beginning at 1:00 PM in the College of Fine Arts Recital Hall will feature clinics, workshops, and performances by the members of the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and our featured guest artists, the CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY.
In addition to the clinics on individual brass instruments by members of the WIU Brass Faculty, coaching sessions for existing ensembles can be arranged. The culminating concert at 7:30 PM in COFAC Recital Hall will feature the CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY.
So make arrangements to join us on January 20th. Send in your registration and fees now ($35) or sign in at noon on Sunday, January 20th ($40). The opening event will begin at 1:00 PM in the COFAC Recital Hall, Western Illinois University.
Additional information may be found on the “Brass at WIU” web site Calendar of Events - www.wiu.edu/trumpet, or phone 309-298-1123.
"The Grammy winning Chestnut Brass Company has earned international acclaim for brilliant performances on modern and historical brass instruments. Since beginning as a street band in Philadelphia in 1977, they have performed in North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia. The chamber ensemble is active in the performance and commissioning of contemporary music, and has introduced numerous new works to audiences around the country--and as As curators of the sounds of ancient and antique brasses, the Chestnut Brass Company have been at the forefront of the period-instrument revival with performances on cornetti, sacbuts, keyed bugles and saxhorns. The quintet continues to collect antique brass instruments and to research the literature and performance practice of these instruments.
Interviews and recitals of the Chestnut Brass Company have been featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Radiotimes and Performance Today programs; Voice of America, and Radio Free Europe."
- Related Web Site: Chestnut Brass Company
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- Source: School of Music