CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 25, 2002
BRASS QUINTET FROM U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND PLAYS AT UI NOV. 4
The Embassy Brass quintet from the United States Army Field Band will present
a free guest concert for the University of Iowa School of Music at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 4, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The Embassy Brass is an official ensemble of the United States Army Field
Band of Washington, D.C. Since its inception in 1996, the quintet has established
a national reputation, performing for the 1997 TUBA Conference at Fort Myer,
Virginia; the 1999 International Brass Quintet Conference in Athens, Georgia;
the 1999 International Trombone Festival in Potsdam, New York; and the 2000
International Womens Brass Conference.
In addition to live television appearances on Good Morning, America
and CNN, the Embassy Brass has performed and taught at the Tanglewood Institute
and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. The quintet has also been featured with
the Concert Band and Soldiers Chorus of the Army Field Band, and has
performed recitals and presented master classes at colleges and high schools
throughout the United States.
Members of the Embassy Brass for the 2002 fall tour are Virginia Turner and
John Altman, trumpets; Shawn Hagen, horn; Mark Bowling, trombone; and Daniel
The Embassy Brass will select their program from the their fall tour repertoire,
including the Colchester Fantasy by Eric Ewazen, a brass arrangement
of Thelonious Monks Round Midnight, Sonata St.
Marc by Tomasso Albinoni, Mosaics by Anthony Plog, the Brass
Quintet No. 3 by Victor Ewald and other shorter works.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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