24 January 2011

Mnozil Brass in Holland

In the latest show of Mnozil Brass - Magic Moments - the seven masters bring the audience into ecstasy with quality brass music. With their superb arrangements and original compositions, the beautiful brass sounds come to full advantage.

Mnozil Brass brings theater to life with their musical show consisting of musical theater, entertainment, comedy and cabaret. An evening program with unprecedented musical talent.

Are you in Holland? Go to the show in theater Kunstmin Dordrecht. When? June 10, 2011.

The city of Dordrecht has existed since the year 1220 and is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. Visit Dordrecht first and then go to the concert.

More info Here and Here

18 January 2011

Øystein Baadsvik

Ferry Tales is the name of Øystein Baadsvik's eight' CD.
It contains mostly new material but also creative arrangements of classics such as Somewhere over the Rainbow and Borodin's Prince Igor.
It is unlike anything you have heard before and took eleven years to complete.

17 January 2011

The Brasstrooper

Los Angeles Brass (USA)

The Los Angeles Brass Ensemble is changing the way music is performed and experienced. From trail blazing classical and jazz arrangements, to remarkable original compositions, to burning pop standards, the Los Angeles Brass Ensemble sets new definitions in brass performance while thrilling audiences with an entirely fresh and exhilarating musical experience that’s perfect for all ages.

With an eye popping size of 14 brass musicians, the Ensemble’s captivating and animated programming mixed with its quick-witted humor, beaming personality and intoxicating musical knowledge results in a thrilling concert of day or evening entertainment that is not to be missed. The Los Angeles Brass Ensemble eclipses the standard brass literature with an assortment of hair-raising arrangements and compelling original compositions that redefine the role of brass music. Whether through classical, jazz or pop, audiences of all ages are continually treated to an extraordinary musical event that is unparalleled in entertainment today.

The members of the Los Angeles Brass Ensemble have toured the United States, Europe and Asia providing entertainment for such icons as the Queen of England, Bill Gates, Merv Griffin and Disney-Japan, and have appeared in some of the most famous concert halls in the world including the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Golden Horn Brass Quintet (Turkey)

Golden Horn Brass Quintet is a classical music band that is a first of its kind in Turkey. The first brass quintet of Turkey, consisting of 2 trumpets, a horn, a trombone, and a tuba; presents a brand new sound, quite different from the ordinary instrument combinations, to the audience. Even though knowing there are not many works or productions in the world for such a band, the five musicians going after the ‘difficult but beautiful’, request works from present Turkish composers, as well as having certain important pieces in the musical literature arranged for their band, from baroque to jazz.

Their goal is clear: with their different formation of copper instruments, bring a breath of fresh air to first the Turkish audience, then to the music that is in search of new sounds. GOLDEN HORN BRASS QUINTET was established in order to make the ‘copper wind instruments’ more popular via concerts, in 2004 by Begüm Gökmen (Azimzade), and started actively in July 2004. Keeping this goal in mind, the group which is meticulous on choosing programs, in addition to its colorful repertoire from baroque to the modern, has ordered compositions from many Turkish composers.

10 January 2011

Daniel Speer Brass (Hu)

The members of the band were educated in the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Pécs. Their repertoire is taken from the music of five centuries. They play renaissance ,baroque,classical romantic and contemporary pieces in concert halls ,churhs and also castles. They had a lot of successful concerts in Hungary and they gave excellent concerts in European towns and cities , like Sofia, Berlin, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Trier, Paris and Bukarest.The Hungarian Radio and the Hungarian Television also recorded their play. The band often plays to students beside the public concerts. On these small concerts the students are able to get to know the instruments and it helps their musical education in a playful way.

The band took part in the „Subscrition Concerts for Youth” in the National Philharmony in several times. From 1997 Zoltán Péter gives an exciting tune with his drums to some piece of classical music (e.g. : renaissance dances) and to the rhythm of other lighter pieces. Jazz-treatments, marches, polkas, ragtimes and music for motion pictures colour the repertoire of classical music.In the show-performances a curiosity is the choreography of movements during their playing.

In spectacular scenes of the programme called „Operated Operas” the costumes and the parody raises a laugh in the audience. This is similar to the „Jazz-show” . These programmes are very popular in protocol events, for instance in receptions, congresses, parties and balls.The permanent guest artist of the band is jr. Tamás Katona in the open-air festivals from 2003. With the youngest and maybe the most talented blues guitar player of Hungary it is easy to sound blues, blues-rock, music for motion pictures or western arrangements. You can also recognize this colourful aspect on the casette and CD recordings. High standard and the love of the audience feature the music and thinking of Daniel Speer Brass.