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Faculty Brass Quintet to perform Nov. 10

November 7, 2016

The Indiana State University Faculty Brass Quintet will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at in the recital hall of the Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts.

Selections to be performed include Eric Ewazen's "Colchester Fantasy;" Clint Needham's "Brass Quintet No. 1, Circus;" and John McIntyre's "Brass Quintet No. 4, Tres Canciones."

The Needham "Circus" depicts several different elements/performers in a circus, but in an off-beat way. It is sort of "The Simpsons" meet a brass quintet. "Tres Canciones" is an original composition by Terre Haute musician, John McIntyre. He is a member of the faculty of the music department at St. Mary of the Woods College where he teaches piano and composition. Ewazen's "Colchester Fantasy" is a programmatic depiction of English Pubs in music.

The members of the quintet are Eddie Ludema and Blake Reynolds on trumpet, Brian Kilp on horn, Randy Mitchell on trombone and Glen Dimick on tuba. This is a bittersweet concert for the quintet, as it is their final performance with Glen Dimick on tuba. The concert is free and open to the public.

In July, the Indiana State Faculty Brass Quintet conducted a two-week performance tour of Vietnam and Thailand. The group performed numerous concerts, taught master classes, and worked with Vietnamese and Thai students and musicians. The tour included a performance at the U.S. Consulate's American Center in Ho Chi Minh City and performances at Nakhon Si Thammarat University and Suan Sunandha University in Thailand.

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One of the selections -- Clint Needham's "Brass Quintet No. 1, Circus" -- depicts several different elements/performers in a circus, but in an off-beat way. It is sort of "The Simpsons" meet a brass quintet.

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