WMU News

Brass Quintet offers Sunday afternoon performance

Feb. 6, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Brass Quintet will perform in concert at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens and are available by calling the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 269 387-2300 or toll free 800 228-9858.

The Western Brass Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the School of Music at Western Michigan University. Members of the quintet are Scott Thornburg and Stephen Jones, trumpet; Johnny Pherigo, horn; Dan Mattson, trombone; and Andrew Miller, tuba. Founded in 1966, the quintet performs regularly throughout the region presenting formal recitals and clinics in schools.

The Western Brass Quintet has an excellent international reputation as performers and promoters of new works for the genre. A New York Times review raves 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."

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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