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American Brass Quintet Returns to Campus for Diehn Concert Series Nov. 15

The American Brass Quintet, a group internationally recognized as one of the premiere chamber music ensembles of our time, will return to Old Dominion University for the F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. The concert will include works by David Snow, Josquin des Prés, Trevor Gureckis, Erasmus Widmann, Antonio Trilo, William Brade, Osvaldo Lacerda and Joan Tower.

The group has performed in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and all 50 states. Its discography includes more than 50 recordings and over 100 contemporary brass works. In the last decade, mini-residencies have brought the ensemble's chamber music expertise to countless young musicians and institutions worldwide.

The American Brass Quintet frequently commissions new works and recently premiered works by Gordon Beeferman, Justin Dello Joio, Shafer Mahoney, David Sampson and Grammy Award-winning composer-pianist Billy Childs. In commemoration of its 50th anniversary this year, the quintet will soon release its eighth recording, a double CD of new works called "The State of the Art - The ABQ at 50."

Through acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, an extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled in the brass field. Hailed by Newsweek as "the high priests of brass," by The New York Times as "positively breathtaking" and by the American Record Guide as "the most distinguished" of all the brass quintets, the group has clearly defined itself among today's elite chamber music ensembles.

The F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series is supported by a grant from the Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets are available at the Arts and Letters Box Office inside the lobby of the University Theatre at Hampton Boulevard and 47th Street, by phone at 683-5305 or online at http://oduartstix.com.

For more information visit the ODU College of Arts and Letters website at http://al.odu.edu/al/about/ticket_events.shtml

This article was posted on: October 11, 2010

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