Spring Brass Blooms

Monday, March 29, 2010

The University of West Georgia Brass Ensemble will present a spring concert finale on Thursday, April 8, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

The ensemble, comprised of trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums and tubas, has grown from 14 members last fall to 26 players this spring.  The Brass Ensemble’s program will feature a variety of music that spans hundreds of years of history and virtually every stylistic period. 

From the antiphonal Renaissance music of Gabrieli to Aaron Copland’s epic “Fanfare for the Common Man,” the ensemble will take you on a musical journey.

The concert will also feature UWG Professor of Trumpet Michael Lanier playing Arthur Honegger’s powerful “Intrada” and Alberto Pesalozza’s flashy and jazzy “Ciribiribin.”

The ensemble is conducted by Cale Self, assistant director of bands and professor of low brass at UWG. For more information on the ensembles and music degree programs at West Georgia, go to http://www.westga.edu/music.