Michigan State music faculty to present recital at University Park

September 27, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Beaumont Brass, the faculty brass ensemble at Michigan State University, will perform a guest recital at the Penn State School of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Esber Recital Hall at University Park. Their performance will include works by Edward Gregson, Leonard Bernstein, and Herbert Haufrect.

The ensemble is visiting Penn State as part of an East Coast tour including performances at the Cleveland Institute, University of Akron, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the Juilliard School. Members of the quintet include Justin Emerich and Alessandro Bonotto, trumpets; Corbin Wagner, horn; Ava Ordman, trombone; and Philip Sinder, tuba. Admission if free.

In addition to the recital, members of the quintet will offer masterclasses Oct. 4 that are also free and open to the public. Horn professor Corbin Wagner will present a masterclass at 3:15 p.m. in 101 Music Building II, and trumpet professor Justin Emerich will work with trumpet students at 3:30 p.m. in 112 Music Building I. Ava Ordman and Philip Sinder will also present a low brass masterclass at 3:30 p.m. in 122 Music Building II.

The quintet's visit to University Park is sponsored by the Penn State School of Music and hosted by horn professor Lisa Bontrager.

The program has not yet been announced.

Formed in 1989, the quintet is named for Beaumont Tower,  an iconic carillon tower located on the Michigan State campus by the College of Music. The Beaumont Brass has performed throughout Michigan and the Midwest, presenting concerts and clinics in public schools, university concert halls, and churches. The ensemble has also appeared with the Empire Brass and the Canadian Brass.

Graduate students who have performed with the quintet have gone on to win positions in the Saint Louis Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Lansing Symphony, United States Marine Band, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, and at Eastern Michigan University. In 2000, the Beaumont Brass released its first recording, "Christmas at Beaumont Tower." Visit the quintet's website for more information.

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