Dark Horse Consort

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium


Dark Horse Consort Ensemble
Pictured left to right: Greg Ingles, Kiri Tollaksen, Erik Schmalz, Ian Pritchard, Alex Opsahl, Mack Ramsey. Photo courtesy Dark Horse Consort.

This period instrumental ensemble of outstanding players from throughout the U.S. will present “the Golden Age of Brass,” music of 16th- and 17th-century Italy, Germany, and England for two cornetts, three trombones, and organ. A historic journey that heralds the beginnings of the modern brass quintet.

Free lecture and demonstration open to the public, Room 103 Music Practice Building, September 20, 3:00 pm

Reserved seating: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $7 for students and those under age 18. 

Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340, musicboxoffice@music.msu.edu

Dark Horse Consert Bio

The early music ensemble Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the majestic late renaissance and early baroque repertoire for brass instruments.  Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble attempts to recreate the glorious sounds of music of the 17th century. This performance will feature two cornetts, three trombones, and portative organ. The players perform on modern reproductions of period instruments.

The leading early brass ensemble in North America. The players have advanced degrees from the most prominent conservatories in the U.S. and England.

Learn more about the Dark Horse Consort early music ensemble on their website.

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