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Western Brass Quintet in concert at Dalton Center

by Tonya Durlach

Dec. 9, 2011 | WMU News

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Western Brass Quintet

KALAMAZOO--The internationally recognized Western Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

The evening's program will include "Dance Suite" by Johann Pezel, "Copperwave" by Joan Tower, "Three Spirituals" by Enrico Crespo, "Distant Dancing" by Richard Peaslee and "The Golden Section" by Jim Parker.

General admission tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens, and $5 for WMU students with a valid Bronco Card. They are available at the door and through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at, (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

The Jan. 25 performance is part of the Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive concert series presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Concerts are held on Wednesdays and showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student groups. Each concert is preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion led by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music.

For more information, visit or contact Meredith Bradford, concerts assistant, at or (269) 387-4678.

About the Western Brass Quintet

Western Brass Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the WMU School of Music. Founded in 1966, it is one of the oldest and most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles still active in the United States today. Members include Scott Thornburg and Stephen Jones, trumpet; Lin Foulk, horn; Daniel Mattson, trombone; and Deanna Swoboda, tuba.

The ensemble has toured throughout Russia, Thailand, China, Sweden and Germany, and performed in such prestigious American venues as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Following its concerts at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times review raved that "The Western Brass Quintet gave unremitting evidence of their individual talents and ensemble training; chords were precisely weighted and registered, instrumental blends were sensitively arranged, and there was rarely a tentatively attacked or released note."

Learn more about the quintet at