In the spotlight: BAMA presents UAB Brass Quintet in free concert Jan. 15

By on January 15, 2014
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The Birmingham Art Music Alliance will present the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music’s Brass Quintet in a free concert of newly composed music by BAMA members at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Samford University Brock Recital Hall, 800 Lakeshore Drive.

The UAB Brass Quintet features James Zingara, and Steve Roberts, trumpets; Martin Cochran, euphonium; Jeff Koonce, trombone; and Scott Robertson, tuba. This brass quintet is unique because it has a euphonium, rather than a French horn, as its alto voice, which gives the group a somewhat darker sound and provides more flexibility in tonal color.

The program includes brass quintets by Mark A. Lackey, including “Three Simple Prayers,”; Bryan Page’s “now does our world descend,”; Monroe Golden’s “Some Day,”; Jan Vičar’s “Three Marches for Dr. Kaybl,”; Wesley Johnson’s “Bluegrass Kebyar,”; Holland Hopson’s “Purple Loosestrife (Satellite),”; and Ron Wray’s “Dance like It Hurts.” Also on the program are UAB Assistant Professor of Music William Price’s “Sans Titre VII” for solo trumpet and Fernando Deddos’ “Rabecando” for solo euphonium. The program will open with a quintet by Nancy Jensen, “Polaris Fanfare.”

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