BATAVIA – The Chicago Brass Quintet will appear at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Gallery Chamber Series at Fermilab in Batavia.
As Chicago’s original brass quintet, the five virtuosi possess the technical and musical mastery needed to perform music of all periods and styles with equal aplomb, a news release stated. Their concert will include antiphonal music by Gabrieli, as well as works by Vivaldi, Morricone and "Chicago Scenes" by Mark Elliot.
The group is comprised of Ross Beacraft and Matthew Lee, trumpet; Sharon Jones, French horn; Adam Moen, trombone; and Dan Anderson of Batavia, tuba.
The quintet has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Highlights have included guest performances for the International Trumpet Guild Conference in New York and London, appearing at the Kennedy Center, and two tours of Brazil and Taiwan.
The quintet has enjoyed a close association with Chicago’s fine arts radio station, WFMT, often performing live from its studios for broadcast over National Public Radio and the CBC in Canada.
Capping the gallery series will be the Frisson Ensemble from New York City, appearing at 2:30 p.m. March 29. The ensemble draws from many of the nation’s major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis and Yale to showcase rarely performed masterworks. Frisson’s core instrumentation consists of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.
Tickets to each concert cost $18 and are available at shawurl.com/3caz. Fermilab is off Kirk Road and Pine Street. A post-performance reception is included.