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Second Concert of 64th (2022-2023) Season

Since forming in 2006, the Emerald Brass Quintet has gained recognition as a dynamic and virtuosic collection of performers and educators. Established by graduate student colleagues at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, the EBQ has performed with the world-renowned Canadian Brass and Eastman Wind Ensemble and presented clinics across the US including: Elmira College, Mansfield University, Utah State University, and the University of Missouri. EBQ was a featured guest on the Gualala Arts Center Concert Series (California), Rochester, New York WXXI 91.5 “Backstage Pass,” and was a featured ensemble at the 2009 Brass in Frankenwald festival in Hof, Germany. Members of the EBQ are current faculty members at Utah State University, Ball State University, University of Hawaii, Santa Clara University, and East Tennessee State University. As individuals, they have performed from the concert halls of Thailand and southeast Asia to Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, and with the Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Madison, Honolulu, Rochester, Syracuse, and Opera San Jose Orchestras, among others.

Emerald Brass members are equally as passionate performing music from the standard brass quintet repertoire to new works by 21st-century composers and improvising solos in arrangements by trombonist Chris Van Hof. The EBQ is committed to new music and to presenting programs for audiences that entertain and stimulate. Audience interaction is a hallmark of an EBQ performance, and listeners should expect to travel from genre to genre in the hands of expert tour guides.

Whether presenting an educational concert to third graders, working in a masterclass with college students, performing a formal concert series, or playing in a town gazebo for a summer festival, the Emerald Brass Quintet is committed to promoting outstanding music performance and music education. That means keeping the tradition of great chamber brass music alive while being ardent advocates for the myriad new possibilities in contemporary music.

Click Here to Watch the Concert on YouTube (The link will go live at 7:15pm, and the concert will begin at 7:30pm.)

Gabriel Fauré, Dolly Suite (arr. Van Hof)
Isaac Albéniz, Suite Española Op. 47 (arr. Van Hof)
Igor Stravinsky, Selections from “Pulcinella” (arr. Van Hof)
Maurice Ravel, Selections from “Le Tombeau de Couperin” (arr. Van Hof)
Astor Piazolla, “Libertango” (arr. Van Hof)
Astor Piazolla, “Meditango” (arr. van Hof)
Arturo Márquez, Danzón No. 2 (arr. Van Hof)

At this point in time, all pews in West Shore Church will be used and the decision to wear a mask will be a personal one. There will be both a live audience, and live streaming for those at home. Donations are always welcome. For further information email us at info@rrcms.org, or follow RRCMS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.