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Acclaimed brass quintet gives free concert

Jan. 5, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The acclaimed Triton Brass Quintet will perform Saturday, Jan. 16, on the campus of Western Michigan University. The concert is open to the public free of charge and will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the University's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Based in Boston, Triton Brass comprises five promising young musicians from every corner of the United States: Shelagh Abate, French horn; Stephen Banzaert, trumpet; Wesley Hopper, trombone; Andrew Sorg, trumpet; and Jobey Wilson, tuba. Prizewinners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music Competition and 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, the group gave its first public performance in 2001 and now plays in a variety of settings around the country. Triton Brass recently headlined a fundraising celebration for public media powerhouse WGBH--an event that drew an audience of more than 30,000.

Members of the group have shared the stage with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony and Portland Symphony, and have performed in the orchestra pits of Broadway. They teach and perform as artists in residence at the Boston Conservatory.

For more information, visit the Triton Brass Quintet online.

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4681, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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