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Wisconsin Brass Quintet offers free recital

Oct. 1, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University presents an evening of new music performed by the Wisconsin Brass Quintet at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

"I've reviewed over 250 brass recordings in the past five years," writes Barry Kilpatrick of the American Record Guide, "and this is one of the very best.

"The WBQ is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety, and interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory."

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet consists of John Aley and Matthew Kuhns, trumpets; Douglas Hill, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba. The WMU program will include works written or transcribed by ensemble members, including John Stevens' "Urban Images," Douglas Hill's "Oddities," and Mark Hetzler's arrangement of "The Alcotts" from Charles Ives' "Concord Sonata."

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

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