MSU Beaumont Brass Quintet with Wisconsin Brass
Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
ARTIST-FACULTY SERIES sponsored by WKAR
Second Annual Big Brass Concert
MSU’s Beaumont Brass Quintet joins guest ensemble The Wisconsin Brass Quintet for an afternoon full of classic brass works by Etler and Di Lorenzo, including the famous “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky and “Overture to Barber of Seville” by Rossini.
The Beaumont Brass is a brass quintet whose members include faculty members and graduate students in the MSU College of Music. Formed in 1989, the quintet is named for Beaumont Tower—an iconic carillon tower located on the MSU campus. They perform throughout Michigan and the Midwest, presenting concerts and clinics in public schools, university concert halls, and churches. The ensemble has also appeared with the Empire Brass and the Canadian Brass.
The Wisconsin Brass Quintet is regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the acclaimed quintet has been at the forefront of brass chamber music since its founding in 1972. In addition to its regular concert series on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Quintet performs extensively throughout the Midwest and nationally, including appearances in New York at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.
$10 adults; $8 seniors; free for students and those under 18 with valid ID
The Wisconsin Brass Quintet
• Quintet for Brass Instruments by Alvin Etler
Beaumont Brass and The Wisconsin Brass Quintet
• Overture to Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini
• Colossus by Anthony Di Lorenzo
• Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky
Conducted by Gary Green