On Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., Windsor Hall in downtown Cumberland, Maryland will ring with the rich, warm sounds of the C Street Brass Quintet. Founded in 2007 by Scott Nadelson, C Street Brass is comprised of musicians from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. C Street Brass has established itself as a leading ensemble in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a wide range of repertoire from classical standards to wildly entertaining theatrics, sure to delight audiences of all ages. C Street Brass has performed in many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center. Each member of the group is a versatile performer, committed to connecting with audiences.
Trumpter Chris Botti praises the group for their “fantastic and imaginative approach to brass quintet music,” and composer Eric Ewazen calls the Quintet “a virtuosic and extremely impressive musical ensemble.” C Street Brass Quintet currently holds the position of Brass Quintet-in-Residence at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, and recently announced their debut album, in collaboration with organist Donald Sutherland.
The program for the evening will be a musical feast of works by past masters and contemporary composers, including J.S. Bach, Samuel Sceidt, Sir Malcolm Arnold, Harry DeCosta, Enrique Crespo, Bramwell Tovey, Leonard Bernstein and Astor Piazzolla.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults. Students and children under 19 years of age are admitted free of charge. For program and ticket information, call 703-969-6604. As seating is limited, it is recommended that guests arrive no later than 7:20 p.m.
Music at Penn Alps is supported in part by grants from the Naylor family Trust, administered by the Community Trust Foundation of Western Maryland. The concerts at Windsor Hall, Cumberland are a co-production of Music at Penn Alps, Inc. and Queen City Performing Arts Development, Inc. and sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. This Saturday’s performance of C Street Brass at Windsor Hall is sponsored by Queen City Performing Arts.