23 March 2007

Bala Brass

The award-winning Bala Brass are winning the hearts of audiences around the globe with their infectious spirit and enthusiastic performances. A brass quintet dedicated to furthering the art of brass music performance, Bala was the first group of it's kind to be invited to participate in the Osaka International Chamber Music Festa in Japan in 2001. The Boston area chamber ensemble was also awarded the bronze medal at the 2001 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, as well as being honored as a finalist in the 2001 Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

Highlights of Bala's 2005 season have included the world premier of Robert J. Bradshaw's new piece entitled Right Then. Same Time Tomorrow? at the 2005 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, and a feature recital at the 2005 New York Brass Conference.

In addition to its rigorous performance schedule, Bala is strongly committed to fostering music through education. In keeping with this mission the quintet conducts master classes and educational concerts for young persons extensively, having been featured recently on such high school and college campuses as UMASS, UCONN, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Lakeside College, the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College-State University of New York, Phillips Academy, and Bridgewater State College. Bala was also the featured ensemble in residence at the 2004 Shepherd College All-Star Brass Weekend. Continuing its drive to promote brasswind chamber music, Bala is active in commissioning new works for the genre. The 2006 season will include the release of Bala's first full album of music for brass quintet, including two never before recorded full-length quintets.


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2 comments:

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