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Fowler Center Series presents
Synergy Brass Quintet in concert Feb. 11
Fowler Center Series
presents its sixth event of the 2009-10 season in Riceland Hall on
Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m., when the
Synergy Brass Quintet performs.
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, is located at 201 Olympic Drive,
Acclaimed for a veritable fireworks display of outstanding musical
ability and superb showmanship, the Synergy Brass Quintet has emerged as
one of the world’s most exciting ensembles. Their engagements have taken
them to every corner of the United States, including Illinois’ Ravinia
Music Festival, Pennsylvania’s Bethlehem Musikfest, and Massachusetts’
Tanglewood Music Festival. Internationally, the quintet has appeared at
the Festival de Musica de Camara de Aguascalientes.
After hearing the ensemble at Tanglewood in 2003, Samuel Adler invited
the Synergy Brass Quintet to perform on the premiere recording of his
“Transfiguration: An Ecumenical Mass.” Synergy Brass is frequently heard
on National Public Radio. The ensemble also did an NBC broadcast in 2005
with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
At Fowler Center, Synergy Brass Quintet will perform
"Procession of the Nobles;" Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart's "A Little Bit of Night Music;" Pablo de Sarasate's
"Dance Boheme" from Georges Bizet's "Carmen;" Mozart's "Concerto for
Horn, K. 417;" Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee;" and W. C.
Handy's "Memphis Blues." After a brief intermission, the quintet will
perform "In Remembrance of the Civil War," and Gustav Holst's "Jupiter,
the Bringer of Jollity," from Holst's "The Planets," and Spencer
Williams' "Basin Street Blues."
Synergy Brass Quintet performs more concerts than anyone
in classical music today, averaging nearly 300 engagements per year. In
addition to Synergy's rigorous performance schedule, the ensemble
dedicates an enormous amount of time to the education of tomorrow's
musicians and music-lovers. They have presented various programs at more
than 500 public schools from coast to coast. Synergy teaches the various
genres of music and composer backgrounds as part of their educational
programming, which aims to make music accessible to all children.
Synergy Brass Quintet further educates musicians by presenting master
classes and events at colleges and conservatories including The Boston
Conservatory, Manhattan School, Rice University, University of North
Texas, Northwestern University, the San Francisco Conservatory, Arizona
State University, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Eastman School of Music, and more.
Synergy Brass Quintet’s personnel are Jon Hurrell, French horn; Bobby
Thorp, first trumpet; Greg Lloyd, second trumpet; Jordan Witt, trombone;
and Jesse Chavez, tuba. Visit Synergy Brass Quintet online at
http://www.myspace.com/synergybrassquintet to hear samples of
musical performances and to view videos of performances and classes.
Ticket prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $24 and $16 for
ASU faculty and staff; $23 and $15 for senior adults and K-12 students;
and $10 and $6 for ASU students. Tickets for all Fowler Center Series
events may be purchased by calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or
www.yourfowlercenter.com. On performance evenings, the box office in
Fowler Center opens one hour prior to the event.
for additional information, or call Fowler Center at (870) 972-3471.
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