Western Brass Quintet performs newly commissioned work

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Photo of the Gaudete Brass Quintet.

The Gaudete Brass Quintet will perform with the Western Brass Quintet.

KALAMAZOO—The Western Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble from Western Michigan University's School of Music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall as part of the concert series presented by the Bullock Performance Institute. The concert will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

The program will feature the Gaudete Brass Quintet, an acclaimed ensemble from Chicago that will collaborate with the Western Brass Quintet to premiere a double brass quintet by composer Anthony Plog. The quintets will also appear on stage separately, performing works by Raymond Mase, David Sampson and Jonathan Newman. Members of the Western Brass Quintet include Stephen Jones, trumpet; Scott Thornburg, trumpet; Erich Peterson, horn; Daniel Mattson, trombone; and Jacob Cameron, tuba. Members of the Gaudete Brass Quintet are Ryan Berndt, trumpet; WMU alumnus Bill Baxtresser, trumpet; Julia Filson, horn; Paul Von Hoff, trombone; and Scott Tegge, tuba.

Western Brass Quintet

Founded in 1966, the Western Brass Quintet is one of the most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles still active in the United States today. The ensemble has performed around the world including concert tours in Russia, Thailand, China, Sweden and Germany, as well as concerts in prestigious American venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Two full-length compact discs have been recently recorded by the Western Brass Quintet—all premiere recordings—on Summit Records: "Songs and Dances" and "Games for Brass."

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.