The Western Brass Quintet to premiere new compositions

Contact: Cara Barnes

KALAMAZOO—The Western Brass Quintet will premiere two new compositions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The world premieres include Pierre Jalbert’s "Brass Quintet," commissioned as part of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the School of Music, and Joseph Turrin’s "Quintessence," commissioned by the quintet.

The performance 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 or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Western Brass Quintet

Founded in 1966, the quintet is one of the most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles active in the U.S. today. The quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the School of Music. Members include Scott Thornburg, trumpet; Stephen Jones, trumpet; Lin Foulk, horn; Daniel Mattson, trombone; and Jacob Cameron, tuba.

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