Wednesday, December 10, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm
HOLIDAY CONCERT with C STREET BRASS
In Partnership with Howard County Library System
Miller Branch - Howard County Library
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City (MAP)
Air Pour Les Trompettes J.S. Bach
Lullaby Billy Joel
Reverie Claude Debussy
Deck the Halls arr. Jack Gale
Amazing Grace arr. Luther Henderson
Contrapunctus J.S. Bach
Selections from Porgy & Bess George Gershwin
First Noel arr. Jack Gale
Joy to the World G.F. Handel
High Society Cole Porter
One hour performance, followed by a reception with the artists, ticket drawings and light refreshments
FREE - No tickets required. Registration strongly suggested.
Click HERE or call 410-313-1950 to register
“C Street is the new sound, look, and feel of the modern brass quintet. Highly virtuosic playing in a wide variety of styles rolled into an accessible, warm hearted candor which makes for a delightful concert experience. "
-George Vosburgh: Principal Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony
“...a highly creative, disciplined and entertaining group of fantastic young artists, each a high-level talent on their own instrument. Their wonderful group chemistry and their energetic and engaging personalities make them an obvious audience favorite. Watch out for this group!”
-Joe Burgstaller: Trumpet Soloist, Formerly Canadian Brass
C Street Brass began as a small project between five friends who are coincidentally the most handsome men ever to grace the earth. Equally as comfortable in the sound world of baroque music as they are playing electronic dance music, C Street Brass connects lovers of the arts from all walks of life around a unique and innovative concert experience.
Ensemble in residence at Carnegie Mellon University since 2012, C Street Brass is proud to now call Pittsburgh home. In addition to their contributions to Pittsburgh’s thriving music scene, C Street has been featured on a variety of series around the country including the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Series (Corpus Christi, TX), Community Concerts Second Series (Baltimore, MD) and the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO. The members of C Street are also regular performers at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD, have performed extensively through the Baltimore/DC Metro area, and have been featured multiple times on WBJC: The Classical Voice of Baltimore. Internationally, C Street Brass has toured in Tbilisi, Georgia as resident ensemble of the 2012 Traveling Notes Music Festival and in Doha, Qatar in 2013 as ambassadors for Carnegie Mellon University.
C Street Brass is passionately committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians. In addition to their educational work in Pittsburgh, the group has recently held educational residencies in: Orcas Island, WA, at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. In Spring 2014 C Street Brass was awarded a Visiting Scholars Grant by the University of South Carolina. By way of the grant, C Street Brass will spend one week each semester of the 2014-2015 school year in Columbia, South Carolina. C Street will perform a variety of concerts, teach master classes, give seminars, and share their music with the community by way of public outdoor performances and work with the community bands.
C Street Brass collaborates with musicians and artists of all disciplines. In 2010 the group premiered David Conte’s “Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ” with renowned organist and scholar Donald Sutherland. Their most recent project, Beauty Slap presents a new innovative concert experience combining electronic dance music with brass band, saxophone and guitar. Beauty Slap has toured extensively throughout the east coast and can regularly be seen in dance clubs in the Pittsburgh area.