Quintet on the steps of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music
Members of the Faculty Brass Quintet at Southwest Missouri
State University completed a concert tour of Poland and the
Czech Republic with a November 25th concert at the Fryderyk Chopin
Academy of Music in Warsaw.
The Academy, founded in 1810, is one of the oldest music schools
in Europe and numbers among its graduates Paderewski, Szymanowski
and Lutoslawski as well as Chopin himself.
The visit by the quintet was the latest performance in the annual
cultural exchange between the institutions, and began with the opportunity
to perform for approximately 300 high school students in the city
of Jelenia Göra in western Poland.
Grant Peters and Michael Casey (trumpets), Lisa Timm (horn), William
Hartman (trombone), and Robert Loffler (tuba) performed a program
consisting entirely of American music:
Colchester Fantasy - Eric Ewazen
Brass Quintet - Arthur Frackenpohl
Ellington Suite - Randall Hamm (SMSU Faculty)
Simple Gifts - Sterling Proctor (arr.)
Fascinatin Rhythm - Gershwin
St. Louis Blues - WC Handy
Scherzo - John Cheetham
You Make Me Feel So Young - Joseph Myrow
Music at Southwest Missouri
Academy of Music, Warsaw (in English)
Akademie Muzyczna im.
Fryderyka Chopina (in Polish)