FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2008
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, (615) 898-2493
FEB. 17 BRASS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT FEATURES ALUMNUS’ COMPOSITION
Free& Open Performance Showcases Award-Winning Brass Groups, Says Loucky
(MURFREESBORO)—The MTSU Brass Chamber Ensemble will present a free and open concert at 8 o’clock Thursday evening, Feb. 17, in the T. Earl Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
The program will include selections for several MTSU brass groups, the award-winning MTSU Trumpet Ensemble, the MTSU tuba-euphonium ensemble, two MTSU horn quartets and brass quintets.
The tuba-euphonium ensemble will perform movements from a musical suite by MTSU alumnus Eric Stephens that was written in 1993 for the MTSU ensemble.
"Eric, a fine tuba player, bass player and composer, earned a master’s degree at MTSU and now works in the Nashville music industry with (music publisher) SESAC," said Dr. David Loucky, assistant professor of brass and trombone at MTSU.
“This piece features lovely melodious solos, complex metrical patterns, and alternates between jazz waltz and rock feels,” Loucky remarked.
The concert will also feature two horn quartets whose players have just returned from the Southeast Horn Workshop in Georgia, where one of them competed in the ensemble competition.
Finally, the Broad Street Brass Quintet, or BSBQ, will fill out the program, with selections by Eric Ewazen and Samuel Scheidt.
Loucky said the BSBQ was the featured brass quintet at the University of Nebraska's Chamber Music Institute last summer. During the institute, he added, they worked directly with a composer in residence who wrote a new composition expressly for them.
“This program is open to the public and promises to be a delightful evening,” Loucky said.
For more information on this and other events in the MTSU School of Music, please visit www.mtsumusic.com or call 615-898-2493.