23 September 2007

Midnight Brass Quintet

Comprised of students from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, the Midnight Brass Quintet has enjoyed a number of successes both within and outside Peabody. From masterclass performances with musicians such as the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Graham Ashton and the Oklahoma Brass Quintet, to performances on the Thursday Noon and Elderhostel Recital Series, MBQ began and remains as active contributers to the Peabody community. In addition to recital and masterclass performances within Peabody, MBQ is also active as a commercial chamber ensemble throughout the greater Baltimore area. MBQ was recently hired to perform for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's unveiling of the 2006- 07 concert season at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as well as invited to perform a solo recital on the Art of Healing Concert Series at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. MBQ has also begun giving outreach concerts within the community through Peabody's Creative Access and has performed for organizations such as the Baltimore School for the Blind and My Sister's House. This past summer, MBQ spent 10 days as fellowship participants at the Summer Brass Institute in Menlo, California, where they performed with and were coached by members of the Bay Brass. MBQ is currently coached weekly by Phil Munds of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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Lies Unknown said...

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