ST. LOUIS BRASS QUINTET
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. The SLBQ not only performs the entire spectrum of great music for brass–from the works of today’s composers to Baroque and Renaissance music transcribed for modern instruments–but also offers lighter fare: popular music of the Americas, jazz arrangements of standards by Ellington/Strayhorn, Gershwin and Cole Porter, lighthearted pieces for narrator and brass; and a tongue-in-cheek survey of the history of the brass instruments.
The SLBQ sees itself foremost as a serious chamber music group, but also recognizes the importance of education and entertainment in its programming. Finding this balance is an exciting challenge that is vital in keeping both the group’s members and its audiences satisfied.