This year, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet celebrates 30 years as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The members, who hold teaching positions at the School of Music, include John Aley and Alan Campbell, trumpet; Douglas Hill, horn; William Richardson, trombone; and John Stevens, tuba. Founded in 1972, WBQ performs extensively throughout the Midwest and at the national level, including Carnegie Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Three recordings, Premieres (works by Hilmar Luckhardt and Jan Bach), Fabrics (works by Verne Reynolds and John Stevens), and Images (works by Douglas Hill, John Stevens, John Harbison, and Daron Aric Hagen), have received wide critical acclaim. The quintet has commissioned works from composers such as Hilmar Luckhardt, Jan Bach, Verne Reynolds, and Daron Hagen, and Hill and Stevens frequently contribute new works as well.
As part of the anniversary season, brass performances will fill the concert halls of the UW-Madison campus throughout Spring 2003. WBQ performs on March 8 and April 19 and hosts the American Horn Quartet (February 11), Chestnut Brass (March 6), and trombonist Mark Fisher (March 9).
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Source: Lin Foulk, Project Assistant, Public Relations Office, University of Wisconsin