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Western Brass Quintet performs Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Brass Quintet, a resident faculty ensemble in the School of Music, will be featured in recital on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Dalton Center Recital Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

The concert will open with an arrangement by tubist Robert Whaley of a late Renaissance piece by composer John Dowland. Other works on the program include Jan Bach's Laudes, four madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi, and a quintet by Victor Ewald. The concert will close with a 20th century piece by James DeMars entitled Arias.

Members of the Western Brass Quintet are Scott Thornburg and Stephen Jones (trumpet), Johnny Pherigo (horn), Daniel Mattson (trombone), and Robert Whaley (tuba).

Founded in 1966, the Western Brass Quintet performs regularly on WMU's campus and tours the Midwest frequently presenting recitals and clinics in the schools. Notable achievements include a featured performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the Terrace Concerts Series; a tour of The People's Republic of China; residencies in Sweden, Germany, and Russia; a two week international tour in Germany; recordings on the CRI, ALAM, CRS, and SMR labels; performances at Carnegie Recital Hall, three International Trumpet Guild Conferences, the International Trombone Workshop, the T.U.B.A. Convention; and concerts at more than 100 American universities and colleges.

Media contact: Kevin West, 616 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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