Music & Conversation with THE BRASS PROJECT

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
ROB ROB Marshall Auditorium
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Merriam, Nancy E
Music Instructional Support

 On Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Department of Music at Haverford College presents Music and Conversation with THE BRASS PROJECT, featuring a varied program. This concert will be held in Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

 The Brass Project is a brass sextet formed by leading players from the Curtis Institute of Music. These “six superb Curtis brass players” (Philadelphia Inquirer) united around a shared set of multifaceted goals: to expand the repertoire for chamber brass, to record and distribute new works, and to engage with a wide community through outreach and educational programs. The Brass Project gives innovative and creative performances designed for a diverse demographic by performing repertoire specifically commissioned by the ensemble. They have collaborated with composers from around the world on thirty-five new works in the last year alone, including pieces by Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis, Princeton Professor Emeritus Paul Lansky, and Rome Prize winner Sean Friar.

The Brass Project has been an ensemble-in-residence at Music from Angel Fire for two consecutive seasons. While in New Mexico, they have been featured by Santa Fe Pro Musica and have worked with young students in over eighty educational concerts across Northern New Mexico. As passionate advocates for music education, they have also held multiple residencies in Philadelphia area schools, including South Philadelphia High School and Powel Elementary School. The Brass Project has been engaged with the Curtis Institute of Music’s Community Artists Program for three years, through which they continue to develop new programs to bring their art to the wider world. Their debut album, “Cityscaping,” celebrates the work composers have created for the ensemble and is set for a spring 2018 release.

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